The Effects of Meditation on Pain and Heart Rate

What we are studying

The Effects of Meditation on Pain and Heart Rate Variability

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18 - 55

Eligibility Criteria

  • Females ages 18-22 or 38-55
  • Males ages 18-55
  • No experience with meditation
  • No smoking
  • No chronic heart disease; chronic pain; or high blood pressure

What is involved

  • Screening visit: Questionnaires and heat testing
  • Intervention Sessions: Up to 5 meditation or audiobook sessions
  • Experimental Session: Questionnaires and heat testing
  • Your sessions may be spread over a period as long as 14 days.


$100 for completion of all study sessions

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Elizabeth Crenshaw
Principal Investigator
Fadel Zeidan

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.