In and Around Catz

Paid psychological studies

Judge Business School

Get paid £10/hour to participate in research

  • Interested in behavioural research?
  • Want to earn some extra cash?
  • And support academic research in the process?

Sign up to participate in our research lab at Judge Business School below!

https://cebeg.sona-systems.com/student_new_user.aspx

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Please direct questions to Jack McGuire, Experimental Lab Manager, Judge Business School.

Simon Kwon’s studies

If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact the researcher (Simon Kwon, smk63@cam.ac.uk).

Brain Stimulation Study: Who Moved the Object?

Task
Complete a simple questionnaire and a computer-based task after non-invasive brain stimulation, which is commonly used to temporarily affect brain activity (i.e. for the duration of each session).
Duration
Two 60–90-minute sessions
Location
Adaptive Brain Lab, Downing Site, Central Cambridge
Reimbursement
£30

Brain Scan & Stimulation Studies: Memory for Objects

Session 1
Stay still inside the Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine for about 1 hour, at the Cognitive Brain Science Unit.
Session 2–5
Complete a simple questionnaire and a computer-based task after non-invasive brain stimulation, which is commonly used to temporarily affect brain activity (i.e. for the duration of each session). Each of these sessions take place at the Adaptive Brain Lab, Downing Site, Central Cambridge, and last between 1–1.5 hours.
Reimbursement
£67.5 + an image of your brain

NB – We are looking for individuals that are highly likely to complete all sessions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Complete and return a soft copy of the attached ‘TMS_Screening’
  • 18-35 years of age
  • Right handed
  • Native or native-like English proficiency
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing
  • No history of psychological or neurological conditions
  • For ‘Brain Scan & Stimulation Study: Memory for Objects’, please complete and return a soft copy of the attached ‘MRI_Screening’

Mechanisms of predictive learning

We would like to invite you to participate in a study called ‘Mechanisms of predictive learning’. We are studying the underlying mechanisms of learning using behavioural and neuroimaging data. In this study you will be required to do a visual task on a computer. This will consist of 4 one-hour sessions which are conducted on separate days at the Adaptive Brain Lab (2nd floor Craik Marshall Building), you will be reimbursed for your time (£7 per hour). Following the behavioural part you will be asked to undergo one or two MRI scanning (in case you will need to do two scanning sessions, those will occur in two separate days), each of them lasting approximately 2 hours. For the scanning session you will be reimbursed for your time £10 per hour, plus £5 for transport to and from WBIC Addenbroke’s, where the scanning sessions will take place.

In total you could earn up to £80!

This experiment will take place in January and February.

If you are interested in our study, please send an email to psycabgr@hermes.cam.ac.uk with the subject ‘Mechanisms of Predictive Learning’.

Adaptive Brain Lab studies

The Adaptive Brain Lab is currently looking for participants to take part in one of two studies:

EEG and visual learning

This study is investigating how our brain activity changes when we are learning to discriminate new visual objects. The study lasts for up to three sessions, and pays £8/hour. Sessions 1 and 3 last for 45–60 minutes and involve a variety of computer-based visual tasks. Session 2 will include EEG measures to monitor your brain activity, and will last up to 2.5 hours (including preparation time for the EEG equipment).

To get more info or to volunteer for this study, please contact the lab at psycabgr@hermes.cam.ac.uk, with email subject EEG_learning.

MRI, brain stimulation and visual learning

This study investigates how the brain learns to discriminate objects that are difficult to see. You would participate in two sessions: 1 hour of computer-based tasks in our lab, and a 2 hour MRI scan with brain stimulation in which you would do a visual task. In total the study pays £30, plus a picture of your brain to take away with you.

To get more info or to volunteer for this study, please contact the lab at psycabgr@hermes.cam.ac.uk, with email subject MR_VISLEARN_1819.

Do you ever lose control of your eating or binge eat?

Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are inviting women with eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa with bingeing/purging) to participate in a brain imaging study on mood and eating behaviour.

The study involves two visits to Addenbrooke’s Hospital: one screening visit, lasting about 4 hours, and one overnight visit, lasting about 36 hours. At the screening, we will collect a blood sample, measure your body composition and ask you some questions about your health history. We will then ask you to collect some saliva samples at home. For the overnight visit, we will ask you to complete some questionnaires, computer tasks, two MRI scans and more blood sampling. Sessions can be scheduled outside of term time.

You will be compensated up to £250 for taking part.

Eligibility criteria

  • Female
  • Right-handed
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • 18–40 years old
  • Symptoms of bulimia and anorexia nervosa (bingeing/purging subtype of anorexia)
  • Body mass index (BMI) below 30 kg/m2
  • No history of brain injury/neurosurgery

If you think you might like to participate, please contact Maggie Westwater for more information.

E-mail
mw658@cam.ac.uk
Phone
01223 465249