Effect of pain on corticospinal kinetics during cycling


We are conducting a research study examining how pain effects brain responses and muscle fatigue during cycling exercise. In a total of 5 visits, you will perform single-legged cycling while receiving nerve and brain stimulations (non-invasive and painless). In 2 of these visits, the blood flow to your leg will be briefly restricted to induce a "painful" sensation; however, this sensation will be brief and is not dangerous.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible ages: 18 to 40

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

We are seeking healthy, recreationally active males and females aged 18-40 years.

Exclusion criteria:

You will be ineligible if you:
- previously had a brain injury (e.g., concussion)
- are obese (BMI >30 kg/m^2)
- are a smoker
- currently have a mood, neurological, cardiovascular, and/or metabolic disorder
- had a lower limb injury within the past 6 months that currently affects currently affects your ability to exercise


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Jenny Zhang

Principal investigator:

Saied Jalal Aboodarda

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