13th March, 2017
The University of Cambridge are currently looking for participants to take part in a study to see if transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) can reduce aggressive behaviour.
They are specifically looking to recruit people with an acquired brain injury, learning disability or autism and have asked if Headway Cambridgeshire know of any potential participants. They have defined aggressive behaviour as finding it hard to control feelings at least once a week: shouting, throwing things, kicking things, threatening others, other people finding their words and behaviour ‘aggressive’ etc
The study is a 4 month commitment and would involve:
If you would like to take part, please fill in the consent to contact sheet which we can then forward to the research assistant (this is just to discuss the study further and isn’t a commitment to taking part).
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