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Researchers at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley invite adults and children aged 6-35 to participate in a study assessing tolerances of different types of stimuli. Study participants are eligible to receive a $50 Amazon gift card for their time.

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What to know about this study:

How do I know if I (or my child) can participate?

To be eligible to participate...

  • You must be between 6 and 35 years old.

  • Your front 6 teeth must be healthy and stable (not loose).

  • You must be able to read and speak English.

  • You must not have a fixed dental or orthodontic appliance.

  • You must not have a disorder involving limited blood flow, a history of frostbite or sensitivity to extreme cold.


Participating in this study.

  • This study will be completed in a single session on the campus of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

  • Participation will take no more than one hour.

What will I (or my child) do?

  • You will submerge your hand in cold water

  • You will be fitted with a dental device that will deliver puffs of air. This will be removed when the study is complete.


This study is approved by the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Protection (IRB) at the the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).

If you have questions or concerns about this study, you can contact the Social Health Lab at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at (XXX) XXX-XXXX. You may also contact the UTRGV IRB at  (956) 665-3598.

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