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Memory Study

The Memory Lab is currently recruiting participants for a study involving computerized memory and written/verbal tasks. The research study will take place over one appointment lasting about an hour and fifteen minutes to an hour and a half. Participants are reimbursed £7.5 an hour for time and travel. Appointments will take place on the Downing Site.

To participate in this study you must be:
- 18 to 35 years old
- native or fluent English speaker (we are looking for participants who have been learning and speaking English for most of their lives)
- have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, and must not be colour-blind
- have no history of neurological/psychiatric illness, or learning disabilities

If you are eligibile for this study and are interested, please email me at pj326@cam.ac.uk with the sub-heading "YA Memory Research"

Thank you!

Priya Jey

pj326@cam.ac.uk

 

Learn to read a new alphabet - £23

We are recruiting participants for a study on how people learn to read. There will be two sessions on consecutive days, 1 hour on the first day and 2 hours on the second day. You will receive £23 for taking part and the study will take place in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit on Chaucer Road. Most people find the task quite enjoyable.

In order to take part participants should be native English speakers aged 18 - 40 with no known language impairment (e.g., dyslexia).

For a list of available times please get in touch: connor.quinn@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Connor Quinn

cq209@cam.ac.uk

 

Engineers wanted!

We are looking for engineers to participate in a study investigating how people play computer games. To participate, you must be studying for a Bachelor or Master degree in engineering, OR be a postgraduate student with a degree in engineering. You will be paid £10 for your time. For further information or to book an appointment, mail: man52@cam.ac.uk.

Dr Mariana Neroni

man52@cam.ac.uk

 

Pain experiment

We are looking for paid volunteers for a study on pain/pain relief in healthy volunteers. You would be paid £30 for attending the ~1.5 hour session at the Cambridge Engineering Department. We will apply moderate painful heat stimuli to your left forearm, while you do a simple computerized task.

Requirements: Please only volunteer if you are:
• Aged 18-35
• Healthy
• Right-handed
• Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
• Have no history of neurological, psychological or cardiac illness
• No substance misuse (Cannabis etc.)
• No participation in any drug related study during the last 6 month
• No medication, not using pain relief medication currently

Location: The study will take place in the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge on Trumpington Street.

Contact: Christian Sprenger (cs910@cam.ac.uk)

Dr Christian Sprenger

cs910@cam.ac.uk

 

Healthy volunteers needed for a clinical study

Who are we looking for?
Healthy male volunteers, 18-30 years of age to take part in a clinical study involving intravenous administration of cardiovascular medicines.

What does the study involve?
We will invite you to attend Addenbrooke's Hospital on five occasions. The first visit is to check your eligibility. This will take no more than an hour. The subsequent four visits will be the main study, each lasting up to 8 hours duration. This will involve administration of the medicine and repeat observations/blood tests taken to assess its effects.

Will you benefit from taking part in this study?
There is no direct benefit from taking part. Participants will be compensated for their time and effort to take part in the study.

Please contact me if you are interested in taking part or would like to receive further information.

Takahiro Yamamoto

ty288@cam.ac.uk

Wanted: Healthy Volunteers for Paid Behavioural Study

We are looking for healthy participants to take part in a paid behavioural study about how the brain chemical serotonin affects how people learn, make decisions and control their actions.

The study involves computer tasks, questionnaires, mild electric shocks, and annoying noises, after you are administered either an ingestible mixture that lowers serotonin levels in the brain or a placebo mixture. You will be asked to come for a preliminary testing session of approximately one hour, and then the main testing session one day later, which lasts approximately 8 hours. You will need to fast the night before the main testing session. We will reimburse you for participation (£12.50/hour + potential bonus) and travel expenses. You must be aged 18-45.

The study is taking place at Addenbrooke's hospital. Conact: jonathan.kanen.study@gmail.com

Jonathan Kanen

jk634@cam.ac.uk

 

Memory Study - requires 3 visits

The Memory Lab at the University of Cambridge is looking for volunteers to participate in studies investigating the precision of memory for visual details.

We are looking for fluent English-speaking participants aged 18-35, with no current or historical diagnosis of any developmental, psychiatric, neurological disorder, or learning difficulty. Participants should have normal or corrected-to-normal vision & must not be colour blind.

The study involves performing a computerized task where you will make responses to pictures on the computer screen. You may have to come in for three sessions. All testing will take place at the University of Cambridge Downing Site.
Each session will last between 1/2 and 1 1/2 hours. You will be paid £7.50/hour for your time.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to take part or to receive further information, please email me at frr28@cam.ac.uk

Franziska Richter

frr28@cam.ac.uk

 

Mental Health Research Survey Volunteers

I am currently undertaking research for my master's dissertation and I am looking for volunteers to fill in a short survey about mental health (under 5 minutes).

Your input will be used to advise on the creation of better mental health support tools for the future.

The survey can be found at www.MentalHealthSurvey.co.uk

Thank you!

Sumeet Mohan

sm2198@cam.ac.uk

 

Volunteers needed for a memory study (£7.50 per hour)

We are looking for participants for a study investigating the precision of memory for visual details across the lifespan.

The study will involve attending 1 or 2 testing sessions on the Downing site of the University of Cambridge. Each of the testing sessions will last 1-1.5h and will involve completing computerized memory tasks. Participants are paid at the rate of £7.5 per hour.

We are looking for native English-speaking participants aged 18-30, with no current or historical diagnosis of any developmental, psychiatric, neurological disorder, or learning difficulty. Participants should have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and must not be colour blind.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to participate or receive any further information about the study, please email me at smk62@cam.ac.uk.

Thank you!

Saana Korkki

smk62@cam.ac.uk

 

Paid Experiment - £4 for 15 minutes

I am looking for participants for an experiment lasting 15-20 minutes, with payment of £4.
The study will involve you watching a video, during which your eye movements will be recorded using a webcam.
The study will run between 19th April and 8th June.

Eligibility:
Normal vision (or corrected to normal with contact lenses).
No glasses.
18 or over.
Not previously taken part in one of my experiments.

The experiment will take place in room 103 of the Psychology Department on the Downing Site.
The video recordings of your eye and head movements will be accessible only to the immediate research team.

If interested please contact me by email to arrange a time: Rachel Crosby, rmc75@cam.ac.uk.

Rachel Crosby

rmc75@cam.ac.uk

 

Applications to attend this year's Global Scholar's Symposium are open!

The Global Scholars Symposium (GSS) is an annual event that seeks to connect, inspire, and challenge postgraduate students in the UK. Founded in 2008, GSS brings together scholars to connect with remarkable global leaders in a focused setting.

This year's theme, "Mind the Gap," seeks to spur the type of challenging but necessary dialogue that will be required to navigate the complex problems facing us in the 21st Century.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Nathalie Folkerts at n.k.folkerts@student.reading.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing you there next month!

Apply now at https://goo.gl/forms/wtXEhia3X55tLfi53 — applications are due on 21 April!
Dates: 26-28 May 2017
Venue: The Cambridge Union.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalScholarsSymposium/
Website: http://globalscholars.co.uk/

Callie Vandewiele

cv298@cam.ac.uk

 

CATS Pub Quiz

Would you like to be paid £10 to attend a pub quiz, plus have a change to win a £50 cash prize?

The Cancer Awareness in Teenagers and Young People Society are hosting one of our usual bar quiz events, however we'll also ask you to fill out two surveys during the event. *** You must be a student of the University of Cambridge and have NOT attended a CATS event before (incl CATS fresher talks at Girton, Clare, Trinity Hall and Jesus Colleges). ***

The quiz will take around 45minutes and then we're putting on some free live music for your entertainment.

If you're interested in taking part, then please read the participant information and consent sheet here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3nA3QxfvoZhZUd0R25jOHd3S2c

To secure a place in the study, sign up here: https://www.tilt.com/tilts/cats-pub-quiz

When: Monday 24th April 2017
What time: 7pm
Where: Jesus College Bar

Bronte Cook

bc414@cam.ac.uk

 

Memory Study - requires 3 visits

The Memory Lab at the University of Cambridge is looking for volunteers to participate in studies investigating the precision of memory for visual details.

We are looking for fluent English-speaking participants aged 18-35, with no current or historical diagnosis of any developmental, psychiatric, neurological disorder, or learning difficulty. Participants should have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and must not be colour blind.

The study involves performing a computerized task where you will make responses to pictures on the computer screen. You may have to come in for three sessions. All testing will take place at the University of Cambridge Downing Site.
Each session will last between 1/2 and 1 1/2 hours. You will be paid £7.50/hour for your time.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to take part or to receive further information, please email me at frr28@cam.ac.uk

Franziska Richter

fr28@cam.ac.uk

 

Summer tutoring opportunities with Oxmedica at King Saud University

Oxmedica GE invite applications for their International Teaching Program, held at the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, 26th July - 18th August 2017. Oxmedica GE are seeking to appoint highly motivated tutors with experience in STEM subjects, medical sciences, computer science and biotechnology. Successful applicants will be offered a fully-inclusive package and a highly competitive salary. Applications (1-2 page CV and brief covering letter) should be submitted to recruitment@oxmedica.com.

Lin Li

ll433@cam.ac.uk

 

Volunteers wanted for vision and working memory experiments

We are looking for volunteers to take part in experiments investigating visual perception, memory and decision-making. Most experiments consist of a single 1-2 hours session, and you will be paid £10 per hour for your time. You will be asked to perform simple tasks involving either hand or eye movements in response to visual stimuli presented on a screen. The experiments are entirely non-invasive and have been approved by the Cambridge Psychology Research Ethics Committee. Experiments take place at our lab on the Downing Site, Cambridge CB2.
If you're interested in taking part, please complete the form (www.bayslab.com/volunteers.php). We will contact you with details of each new study for testing as it becomes available and - depending on your availability - you can select the times that suit you.

David Aagten-Murphy

djm237@cam.ac.uk

 

Opportunity to earn £250

Looking to recruit HEALTHY NONE SMOKING WEIGHT MALES, AGED 18-50
Held at Addenbrookes Hospital on 2 separate occasions.
Visit 1 - Screening visit lasting approx. 1 hour for blood test
Visit 2 - 4 days and 5 nights stay.
Please get in touch for more information

Sarah Kelway

sk788@medschl.cam.ac.uk

 

Pain experiment

We are looking for paid volunteers for a study on pain/pain relief in healthy volunteers. You would be paid £30 for attending the ~1.5 hour session at the Cambridge Engineering Department. We will apply moderate painful heat stimuli to your left forearm, while you do a simple computerized task.

Requirements: Please only volunteer if you are:
• Aged 18-35
• Healthy
• Right-handed
• Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contact lenses or glasses are fine)
• Have no history of neurological, mental (psychological) or cardiac (heart-related) illness
• No substance misuse (Cannabis etc.)
• No participation in any drug related study during the last 6 month
• No medication, not using pain relief medication currently

Location: Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge
Dates: 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th April

Contact: Christian Sprenger (cs910@cam.ac.uk)

Christian Sprenger

cs910@cam.ac.uk

 

Opportunity to earn £75

Recruiting OVERWEIGHT but otherwise healthy male and females aged 18-50
Visit Addenbrookes on 1 occasion for overnight study.
We will carry out a test on your metabolism, blood test, height and weight.
Please get in touch for more information

Sarah Kelway

sk788@medschl@cam.ac.uk

 

Call for the Organising Committee

'Urbanism in the Global South: Building New Geographies of Development' conference committee is currently looking for a wide range of volunteers to help out with running the conference. This is open to both undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Cambridge, UK.

OPENINGS - ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Logistics Officer
Academic Officer
Photo-essays Designer
Communications Officer
Guest and Hospitality Officer (Participants' Liaison)
Speakers' Officer

Please send your CV and a brief note (not more than 150 words) expressing your interest for the role at camglobalsouthconference2017@gmail.com latest by April 10, 2017. We will notify potential volunteers by email regarding their status. For more details please visit: https://camglobalsouthconf.wixsite.com/globalsouthcities

Shreyashi Dasgupta

sd681@cam.ac.uk

 

Volunteers needed for Sensorimotor Learning study

Dear Volunteers,

The Sensorimotor Learning lab would like to invite you to take part in their study.

Study title: Arm Reaching Study

Study Description:Participants will hold onto a robotic handle and reach between virtual reality targets as they appear on the screen. The robotic handle will sometimes interfere with the participant's movements, making it difficult for them to hit the targets. The session will last approximately 2hrs and participants will be paid £10 per hour for their participation (around £20 in total).

Duration and pay: 120mins, £20

Sign up: http://learning.eng.cam.ac.uk/Public/Wolpert/Volunteers
Alternatively please email gmz20@cam.ac.uk

Eligibility Requirements:
-You must be right handed.
-Aged 18-45 years.
-Have normal (or corrected to normal) vision.
-Have no neurological or other problems that affect your control of movement.

Goda Zalalyte

gmz20@cam.ac.uk

 

Hearing Study

We are looking for native English speakers with normal hearing to take part in a hearing study at the Department of Experimental Psychology. During this study, participants will listen to some kinds of sounds and complete simple computer-based tasks. The experiment will last almost 2 hours and participants will receive £7.50 per hour for taking part. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Mahmoud Keshavarzi (mk919@cam.ac.uk).

Mahmoud Keshavarzi

mk919@cam.ac.uk

 

Call for participants

£2.50 for 15 minutes

***Extended to end May 2017***
Participants wanted for a short (15 minute) study that takes place in the psychology building on Downing Site. The task involves locating numbers on a screen as quickly as possible. You will be compensated £2.50 in cash for your time. Please contact Dr Steven Samuel (ss2391@cam.ac.uk) to fix a time or for more information.

Dr Steven Samuel

ss2391@cam.ac.uk

 

Salt and cardiovascular health

We are looking for volunteers aged 18-50 to take part in a study investigating the effect of salt on cardiovascular health!

Participants are asked to maintain the doctor-recommended 6g dietary salt per day for two weeks, and make three visits to our clinic at Addenbrookes hospital. In this study, cardiovascular health is measured before and after an eight-day course of a salt-reducing tablets (or placebo). To determine whether the tablets cause salt to be lost from the skin, the study also requires two small skin biopsies.

Participants are generously compensated for their time and effort.

If you might be interested in this study, or have any questions, please do contact us for more information.

Kat Connolly

kc432@cam.ac.uk

 

Paid Participants Needed For Behavioural, Computer-based Study

Task:
A sophisticated, computerised and tricky version of 'rock, paper, scissors'. View competing objects (pictures) on a computer screen and try to quickly learn and remember which one will win. Press buttons on a key board in response. Short breaks will be given between rounds, and practice and specific instructions will be given on the day.

Duration and pay:
You will be paid £11.50 for your participation (cash). The experiment will last for 1.5h maximum.

Eligibility
Normal (or corrected to normal) vision. Aged 18-40. Good command of English.

Location:
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 7EF

Please get in touch at aca35@cam.ac.uk to sign up; I can organise the timeslot to suit you!

Adam Atkinson

aca35@cam.ac.uk

 

tDCS Memory Study

The Memory Lab is looking for volunteers to take part in a transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) study. The experiment, which has been approved by the University of Cambridge Psychology Research Ethics Committee, examines how applying a weak electrical current to different brain areas using tDCS effects memory. tDCS is applied using temporary scalp electrodes for 20 minutes. You will also be asked to study and make responses about object features on the computer.

The study requires participants to come in on two occasions separated by a week, with the first visit lasting for an hour and a half and the second visit lasting around an hour. You will receive £7.50/hour for your time, paid at the end of each visit. To participate you need to be between the ages of 18 and 35, not be pregnant, with no history of neuropsychiatric illness, stroke, epilepsy, seizure, and neurosurgery.

Priya Jeya

pj326@cam.ac.uk

 

Eye tracker study (10£)

We are looking for people to participate in a eye tracker study. You will undergo a computer task while your eye movements are recorded with the eye tracker. The experiment lasts approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes and you will be payed 10£.
The only restriction is about the use of contact lenses (which interfere with the eye tracker), glasses are ok.

If you need further information, you can email me at dd498@cam.ac.uk
If you want to sign up, click on the following link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4da4ab2ea3ff2-eyetracker

Damiano De Marco

dd498@cam.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

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