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Maths Challenge, round 2

We would like to invite the members of your college to participate in the second round of our Maths Challenge: Creative Solutions Wanted! To participate in this challenge individuals, or group of individuals, need to find creative ways to solve probability problems and send those solutions to us. It is open to everybody (students, staff, friends and family) and we offer several prizes to winners. We are very interested in seeing diverse methods to solve problems that cater for people with any level of Maths knowledge: what solutions would you show people who have little experience of Maths, and can you think of novel approaches suited to experts?
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Participants Needed for Paid Psychological Studies

If you are interested in any of the studies below, please do not hesitate to contact the researcher, Simon Kwon (smk63@cam.ac.uk). All studies take place at the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (Downing Site, Central Cambridge). Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a commonly used non-invasive brain stimulation techniques that temporarily affects brain activity. TMS Studies 1 & 2: How Precise is Your Reality? Duration: Each study consists of two 60–90-minute sessions
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Eating Disorder Study: Request for Participants

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.
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Brain Stimulation Study: Participants Wanted

Participants wanted for brain stimulation study! The Adaptive Brain Lab is currently recruiting for a study investigating the neural basis of 3D vision. We are looking for right handed participants aged 18–35, with normal or corrected-to-normal vision. The study includes an initial practice session with our computer-based task (1 hour/£7) and then up to two further sessions during which we would stimulate your brain (each 1.5 hours/£11.50). If you would like more information, or would like to take part, please email Elizabeth Michael at psycabgr@hermes.
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Cam River Health Survey

My name is Max, I’m a PhD student at the Cambridge Vet school. A group of grad student friends and I are currently doing a citizen science project: our aim is to monitor (via DNA sequencing) the Cam’s microbes associated with infections regularly obtained by rowers, swimmers, anglers, punters. With May Bumps starting now, this topic becomes more relevant than ever! It’s summer, it’s exam time, it’s May Bumps, let’s have a bath… and year by year, Cambridge rowers, swimmers and punters obtain serious infections associated with pathogens from the Cam river’s water.
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Glucose Study

Psychology experiment - earn £7 for 30-45min! I am currently running a study looking to investigate the impact of glucose on cognitive performance. The study involves consuming a 330ml glass of Appletiser®, and completing some questionnaires and other short tasks. It should last between 30–45 minutes, and you would be reimbursed with £7 for your time and expenses. You can take part if you: have not taken part in my previous experiment; are aged 18 or over; are in good physical health; have English as a first language/equivalent level of fluency; are prepared to consume a drink that contains sugar; have no known allergies to the ingredients in Appletiser®.
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Eating Disorder Study

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.
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Paid Study

This is an invitation to participate in the study ‘Understanding reactions to negative films and smartphone activities (Saadat, 2014⁄3214)‘. What does the study involve? The study consists of two sessions EXACTLY ONE WEEK APART. The first session will take about 60 minutes. You will be asked to fill in short questionnaires before watching a video. This is a short film of about 10 minutes containing scenes from footages such as those widely available to the public (e.
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Paid Study: Can you learn an Alien Language?

We are looking for adolescent and adult participants for our online and mobile based study - the study involves playing a mobile game in which you will learn to communicate with aliens. If you know anyone who is aged 13-17 please consider passing on this information. If you are age 13 or over and speak English then you are eligible to take part. The study consists of a short survey, a mobile game and a few online psychological tasks.
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Male Volunteers Wanted for Research Study

You have the opportunity to earn up to £250 We are looking for healthy, non-smoking, male volunteers aged between 18-40 years for a research study to understand how overeating can affect your hormones. The study involves 2 visits to Addenbrookes Hospital: The first visit is a screening visit for approx. 1 hr. The second visit is the main study visit for 5 days and 4 nights. If you are interested and want to find out more, please contact Eleonora on: aes86@medschl.
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Student testers wanted for focus-enhancing biometric wearable

We are a small team of current students and alumni who designed this wearable and are looking for early feedback. We know from our own experience with Tripos (11 of them altogether!), it is so easy to get stressed and distracted amidst during exam term. This is why we have built this technology, to help us stay focused and be more productive. The biometrics captures user’s cognitive states which enable the AI to coach user to optimise focus.
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Participants needed for brain stimulation study

Our lab at the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is currently looking for participants in psychological research. The purpose of this study is to examine the brain’s mechanisms of 3D depth perception. Most of the experiment will take place over separate days in the Department of Psychology (Downing Site, CB2 3EB). During the experiment, you will be asked to perform a visual task. You will receive brain stimulation to investigate the role of certain brain networks in visual perception.
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Paid psychology study

We are urgently recruiting some male participants, aged 23+, for our study on emotional egocentricity bias and mirror touch synaesthesia. It involves completing an online form that lasts about half an hour and an exciting study in our testing room that lasts up to 90 minutes. You will be paid £10 for your time. If you are male, right handed, and interested in taking part, please email Anna Hackney and/or Radi Shopova.