Pierre Rainville’s lab


If you would like to participate in one of our studies, don’t hesitate to contact us!


Our lab in the news:

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Evaluation of subjective states of consciousness:

We have developed a psychometric tool for the  subjective evaluation of different states of consciousness. This tool allows us to characterize our experience of the different states of consciousness along 4 dimensions, represented here by 4 scales. In order to validate these scales, we have developed a questionnaire that asks participants to evaluate their state of consciousness according to the 4 dimensions, using every-day life situations. To participate in this study, please fill out the questionnaire by CLICKING HERE (please note the questionnaire is in french).
Chronic low back pain study: exercise training
We are starting a new project that involves two testing sessions before and after a 14-week exercise training program. If you are interested, please contact us at labodouleur@gmail.com.
Sub-acute low back pain:

We are looking for people suffering from acute low back pain willing to participate in a sensory evaluation and magnetic resonance study.

Participants, men and women, must be between 18 and 90 years of age, suffer from low back pain for more than 16 weeks, have no previous history of neurological or psychiatric disorder, no neuropathy, and no chronic pain other than in the lower back. The study will take place at the Functional Neuroimaging Unit, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal. Volunteers will be compensated for their time and travel expenses.

For more detailed information, please contact Kristina Aurousseau by phone : 514-340-3540 ext. 4272 or by e-mail: labodouleur@gmail.com.