Research Participants Needed for Sensorimotor Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Study 

We are looking for right-handed volunteers, aged 18-35 years, to take part in a research study investigating sensorimotor training and its influence on afferent inhibition. Your participation would involve 3 sessions lasting about 2 hours long each.


The purpose of this study is to assess the neuroplastic changes that occur following training on a novel sensorimotor finger maze task, and to determine if these changes are related to motor performance. The task you would perform involves two 15-minute blocks of training on a maze task that is performed with the index finger, while blindfolded. To measure neurophysiological changes that will occur, you will receive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) pulses to the motor regions of the brain and peripheral nerve stimulation to the hand. 

Importantly, both of these techniques are non-invasive and painless. This research will provide valuable information that will be crucial to our understanding of the mechanisms of afferent inhibition and responses to training.


This study has been reviewed by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB) under project #13523