The Impact of Music on Nociceptive Processing

2019-09-18 03:27:47 | BioPortfolio


The investigators are studying the ways that different music may change pain perception


In this study, the investigators are comparing healthy individuals to HIV and Fibromyalgia patients. The investigators are measuring the differences in pain processing between subject groups in the presence and absence of different music and distraction conditions. The investigators will be using Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) in order to induce varying pain conditions on the participants. The investigators will also have participants complete sets of psychosocial questionnaires. Patients with Fibromyalgia tend to have a higher pain sensitivity. Additionally, patients with an HIV diagnosis tend to be prescribed opioid medications. The investigators would like to find out if music can modulate pain, and in turn help reduce the amount of opioid medications those with a chronic pain diagnosis take.

Study Design


Pain, Acute


music intervention


Brigham and Women's Hospital
United States




Brigham and Women's Hospital

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