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Neuroscience Study: Reaching Movements with Virtual Reality Robotic Interface (£10/hr)

Task:
The experiment will involve making reaching movements while grasping the handle of a robotic manipulandum. A force-field will be applied at some point in the experiment. We will observe how you adapt to the force field over time.

Duration and pay:
You will be paid £10/hr for your participation (cash). The experiment will last for 1-1.5 hours.

Eligibility
Normal (or corrected to normal) vision. Right-handed. Aged 18-45. Good command of English.

Location:
http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/about-us/how-find-us

Please e-mail me on jbh40@cam.ac.uk if you would like to sign up - timeslots can be arranged at your convenience.

James Heald

jbh40@cam.ac.uk

 

Study on language and memory - £6

We are looking for native English speakers (aged 18-45) to take part in a study at the faculty of English, Sidgwick site. The study consists of one 45-minute session, during which you will complete a series of simple computer-based memory tasks. Participants will receive a reimbursement of £6 for taking part. For more details contact Giulia Bovolenta (gb507@cam.ac.uk).

Giulia Bovolenta

gb507@cam.ac.uk

 

Opportunity to earn £75

RECRUITING HEALTHY OVERWEIGHT MALES AND FEMALES
We are a team of doctors and nurses based at Addenbrooke's Hospital and are interested in why some people gain more weight than others.

We are looking for healthy, non-smoking males and females between the ages of 18 and 50 that are willing to come to Addenbrookes Hospital on 1 occasion for an overnight stay.

The visit – We would like you to stay on the Clinical Research Facility for an afternoon, overnight and a morning. The research will involve a blood test, a test to work out your metabolic rate and general height and weight measurements.

You will be given £75 on completion of the study and travel costs will be reimbursed

Sarah Kelway

sk788@medschl.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 be 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 (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

 

Help out with a psychology study and earn £45

We are currently looking for participants to take part in our study on 'Problem solving in psychology'.

We are looking for males aged 18 – 50 with normal or corrected-to-normal vision. The study will require you to come in for 4 short visits (1-1.5 hours each) and will be carried out within the Department of Psychiatry (on Trumpington Road) at the University of Cambridge.

The first day involves a few screening tasks to ensure you're eligible to take part. On the following 3 days, you will carrying out a computer based code-breaking puzzle game. You will also be asked to answer a few questions about some of your personality traits, which can be done online at a time convenient to you.

If you would like to take part in the study or have any questions, please contact the study co-ordinator Owen Parsons: oep20@cam.ac.uk

Owen Parsons

oep20@cam.ac.uk

 

Opportunity to earn £250

Recruiting healthy weight males
Looking at how sleep can effect hormones
2 visit study
Visit 1 A short screening visit lasting approximately 1 hour where just a routine blood sample will be taken.
Visit 2 A 5 day, 4 night stay on the clinical research facility in Addenbrookes.
Please get in touch if interested
Thanks

Sarah Kelway

sk788@medschl.cam.ac.uk

 

Earn £10/hr by participating in Sensorimotor Learning lab paid studies

Are you right handed? Aged 18-45? Then why not earn £10/hr by helping science!

We study how the brain controls motor movement using robotic interfaces and virtual reality!

Find out more and register online at: http://cbl.eng.cam.ac.uk/Public/Wolpert/Volunteers
(You will require a University of Cambridge email address in order to register).

Goda Zalalyte

gmz20@cam.ac.uk

 

Do you use 'legal highs'? Are you a 'psychonaut?'

We are looking for men for participation in a paid research study!

We are looking for men who more or less use 'legal highs' or substances that mimic or are thought to mimic the effects of classic drugs regularly in the last three months (at least twice a month) for participation in a paid research study.

You should be between 18 and 35 years old and in good general health. The study consists of an interview, questionnaires and computer-based cognitive tasks lasting no more than three hours.

The study will take place either at the Downing Site (Cambridge City Centre) or at your home, whichever is more convenient.

Volunteers will be paid for their time and all information will be kept strictly confidential!

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Dr George Savulich at gjs46@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Dr George Savulich

gjs46@medschl.cam.ac.uk

 

 

Opportunity for females! - £10 for a quick and easy routine blood test

RECRUITING HEALTHY WEIGHT FEMALES
Some people who are overweight lack a gene which makes them more likely to gain weight. We would like to understand how a defect in a gene can stop it from working and lead to weight problems.
In this particular study we are looking to test hormone levels to see if there's a link between these and weight gain. Alongside our patients we are also recruiting normal weight controls.
1 visit to Addenbrookes Hospital for fasting bloods between the times of 8:30-9:30 am. Important to be Nil by Mouth (nothing to eat or drink) from 10pm the evening prior to your visit.
We will take your bloods, measure your height weight and blood pressure and then provide you with breakfast before you leave. You will receive £10 for your time and travel expenses will be reimbursed if within Cambridge.
Thanks,
Sarah

Sarah Kelway

sk788@medschl.cam.ac.uk

 

Volunteers needed for paid behavioural study

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 approx. one hour, and then the main testing session one day later, which lasts approx. 8 hours. You will need to fast the night before the 2nd day. We will reimburse you for participation (£12.50/hour + potential bonus) and travel expenses. You must be aged 18-45.
You will be subject to a screening interview over the phone to ensure you meet our inclusion criteria.
The study is taking place at Addenbrooke's hospital.

Jonathan Kanen

jk634@cam.ac.uk

 

Smartphone Psychology Study

The study consists of two visits (one week apart) at our laboratory where you will complete questionnaires, cognitive tests (3 hours/visit), record a video of yourself, and be exposed to potentially anxiety inducing objects. Between the visits you will perform brief tasks on your smartphone, a few times a day. You must be between 18-65 years to partake, and should own a smartphone (Android/iPhone). Volunteers will be paid for completion of the study (£7.5 per hour), and travel expenses will be covered.

This study involves doing a short questionnaire online (ca. 5 min). Depending on your answers, we may invite you for a brief phone interview to determine your eligibility to participate in the study.

You can NOT participate if you are pregnant, suffering from any current or past mental illness, physical illness, or taking medication.

TO TAKE SURVEY CLICK HERE: http://goo.gl/m36DaN

Baland Jalal

bj272@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Psychology study: help investigate mechanisms underlying pain expectation and relief (£100 compensation plus a picture of your brain!)

We invite you to take part in a study at the Computational and Biological Learning Laboratory (Department of Engineering) and Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (Addenbrooke's Hospital).

In order to take part in this experiment, you need to be:
• Aged 18-45
• Right-handed
• Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (glasses/contacts are fine)
• Have no history of neurological (brain-related) or cardiac (heart-related) illness, or serious head injury
• Meet safety criteria for MRI (you will be asked to complete a screening questionnaire prior to signing up)
• Able to attend for ALL THREE sessions of the study, which will take place ON THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS during normal working hours (9am-5pm), Monday-Friday.

If you meet all the requirements and are interested in taking part, please contact Dr Agnes Norbury for further details at aen31@cam.ac.uk.

Dr Agnes Norbury

aen31@cam.ac.uk

 

Psychology study, Earn £11.50+

I am collecting data for my study 'Assessing cognitive and neural processes of working memory updating'.
Time required: ~1.5 hours
Compensation: £11.50+
Location: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, CB2 7EF.

To participate, you must be 18-35 years old, right-handed individuals with English as a first language. You should also have normal/corrected-to-normal vision and hearing, with no psychiatric or neurological disorders.

Please follow this link if you would like to sign-up: https://mrc-cbu.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=552
Or send me an email at shraddha.kaur@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk to sign up for a timeslot.

Shraddha Kaur

sk841@cam.ac.uk

 

Paid participants needed for a cardiovascular health study

We are conducting a study on the short term effects of a hazelnut skin drink on the health of blood vessels.

If you are:
-Aged 18-65
-Normal weight with BMI 18.5-25kg/m2
-Non smoker
-No history of cardiovascular disease
-With no nut allergies
And would like further information, please contact the team at: Hazelnut.Study@mrc-ewl.cam.ac.uk or 01223 426356

Jenny Woolston

Jenny.Woolston@mrc-ewl.cam.ac.uk

 

Participants for a memory study

Participants are needed for a linguistic memory study, held at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.

You will need to complete a number of computerized tasks that involve memory for written words. The session will last approximately 1.5 hours (although might take a little longer, up to 2 hours). You will be paid £6 per hour for your participation and will also be remunerated for you travel expenses.

Eligibility Requirements: Aged 18-40, native/near native English, normal/corrected to normal vision, no ADHD or dyslexia.

Please contact me at roni.tibon@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Roni Tibon

roni.tibon@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

 

Volunteering with SCA

We are looking for student Volunteers to come along and help at the Student Community Action  children's Christmas party. 

The party will take place on Saturday 3rd December at the University Centre, we are looking for volunteers to help from 2pm until 5.30. The party is for the young people  and their families we work with on our projects. 

Lots of fun activities to help with - no need to sign up with SCA, just email Suzie Buttress, Volunteers and Project Officer on mail@cambridgesca.org.uk, if you can help out.

I'm afraid we are only able to accept adult volunteers. 

If you wish to find out more about what we do as a charity please visit www.cambridgesca.org.uk

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details.

Suzie Buttress

mail@cambridgesca.org.uk

 

Native English speakers needed for 0.5h linguistic study

I am Chris Xia, a PhD student at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, and I am currently conducting an experiment on how people with different linguistic backgrounds read and understand some sentences.
If you are a native English speaker between 18 years old and 36 years old, you are invited to participate the study. The study is based in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, 3rd floor, English Faculty Building, Sidgwick site, and the experiment can be scheduled either on weekdays or weekends. The study will last around 30 and you will participate in a computer-based reading experiment. You will receive £5 for participating.
If you would like to join the study or have further enquiries, please contact Chris Xia via email mx224@cam.ac.uk (preferred) or at 0776 069 9081. Thank you very much for your attention!

 

Chris Xia

mx224@cam.ac.uk

 

Healthy male participants needed - £500

We'd pay you £500 to achieve a 5kg weight gain via calogen supplementation as we're interested in the association between weight and blood pressure.

This ethically-approved study involves attending Addenbrooke's hospital for 4 visits and includes cardiovascular measurements (over a 6-8 week period). One invasive procedure involves a small needle to look at forearm blood flow.
Searching specifically for male volunteers who:
• are 18-40 years old
• have a BMI less than 28
• exercise less than 3 times a week
• do not smoke or take blood pressure/cardiovascular medication

Want more info? Please email Jess at jeam4@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Jess Middlemiss

jeam4@medschl.cam.ac.uk

 

Paid Participants Needed for Psychology Studies

Participate in a paid study for the Visual Cognition Lab studying visual attention.

Who can participate?
Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

What is the does the study entail?
Participants will search for sets of small pictures on a computers screen.
Images will be of familiar object categories with included categories of guns and bladed objects (knives/scissors).

How much money do you earn?
£ 8

How long will it take?
1 Hour

Where do you go for the study?
Psychology Depart Building, Downing Site

Please contact JD597@CAM.AC.UK if you are interested in participating, or have questions.

Jennifer Daffron

jd595@cam.ac.uk

 

Bone and muscle study: Healthy female volunteers needed (£15)

We are looking for healthy female volunteers aged 19-35 to participate in a study investigating the effect of physical activity on bone and muscle.

Testing includes a 3D body scan, a body composition test, jumping on a force plate, and computed tomography (CT) scans of the arm and leg bones. The study takes 1.5 hours and you will be paid £15 for your time and provided with your results.

The study takes place at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in New Museums Site in central Cambridge.

Eligibility:
-female
-19-35 years old
-Never regularly participated in structured competitive sport (intensive sport-specific training and competition)
-Not currently pregnant

If you might be interested in the study, or have any questions, please contact Dr. Alison Macintosh for more information.

Alison Macintosh
am2028@cam.ac.uk

 

Opportunity to earn £200

Recruiting healthy weight male volunteers age 20-30
We are interested to see if/how some of our patients that have a genetic cause for their weight problems, respond to caloric restriction.
We would like you to come to the Clinical Research Facility at Addenbrooke's Hospital on 2 separate occasions.
First visit
First we would like you to come for no more than 2 hours. We will take a fasted blood sample to check your routine bloods.
Second visit
We would like you to stay in the Clinical research facility for 6 days and 5 nights. On the 6th day you will only be required in the morning for a few hours before you can leave.
All meals will be provided for you during your stay but the amount we give you will be limited on 2 of the days.
You will be given £200 on completion of the study and travel expenses will be reimbursed

Sarah Kelway

sk788@medschl.cam.ac.uk

 

Weight Loss and Cognition Study

Are you interested in losing weight? We currently running a study that is investigating the relationship between weight loss and cognition. The study will involve one testing session at the Craik-Marshall Building, Downing site, which will last around 2 to 3 hours. During this time you will be asked to complete some computer-based cognitive tasks and other questionnaires. You will also have your height, weight, Waist-Hip ratio and blood pressure assessed. After four weeks, you will be asked to come back in for another 30 minute visit which will involve re-measuring your weight and completing some more questionnaires.

You will be paid £50 in Amazon vouchers, at the second session! You may be given the opportunity to continue in the study for an additional 4 weeks and will be entered into a prize draw for a further £100 in Amazon vouchers.

Please email for more information!

Steve Moses

sem208@cam.ac.uk

 

Invitation to participate in a sedation study

The Division of Anaesthesia at the University of Cambridge is seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a study investigating the mechanisms of consciousness using brain imaging techniques at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Specifically, we are looking for male or female participants aged 18-60 years, with no history of psychiatric conditions including depression or anxiety, no history of drug abuse or allergy to anaesthetic drugs. The study will involve doing cognitive tests whilst being lightly sedated with a sedative drug called propofol. At the same time, we will record your brain activity using MRI and/or EEG (a non-invasive technique that measures your brain's electrical activity). Volunteers will be compensated £75 for their time. All information will be kept strictly confidential. For more information please contact Dr Bekinschtein lab by e-mail: participants.recruitment@gmail.com

Anat Arzi

aa913@cam.ac.uk

 

Study combining brain stimulation with fMRI – £ 22.50 for 2h testing

I am looking for participants for a study in which brain stimulation (tCS) is combined with fMRI. Participants will be asked to listen to rhythmic speech stimuli that have been mixed with noise and to detect slight changes in the rhythm of the presented sounds.
The experiment will last about 1 hour and 15 minutes with additional 45 minutes for preparation.
Eligibility:
- Native English speaker, aged 18-50, right-handed
- Preferably experience as participant in MRI studies
- No history of neurological disease, psychiatric disorder, epilepsy, head or brain surgery
- No metallic object in body
- No cardiac pacemaker
- No pregnancy

Connor Quinn

cq209@cam.ac.uk

 

Memory study (£7.50 per hour)

We are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a study investigating the precision of memory for visual details across the lifespan. The study involves attending one testing session lasting approximately 1.5 hours, during which you'd be completing a memory task on the computer. The study takes place at the BCNI on the Downing Site, and participants are paid at the rate of £7.50 per hour.

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

If you'd be interested in taking part, or would like any further details about the study, please email me at smk62@cam.ac.uk.

Saana Korkki

smk62@cam.ac.uk

 

£5 Amazon Voucher for participating in 1hr Experiment (Engineering Dep)

Participants wanted for a simple 1hr experiment at the Engineering Department to test a gaze tracking system. Compensation given in the form of one £5 Amazon voucher.

Description of Experiment:
People taking part will be required to look at various targets on various displays in different orders. The only requirement is to be able to walk and move your head, as that is how the system tracks.

Slots available between 10am and 7pm every day. Please contact me on lmn27@cam.ac.uk to book a slot.

Max Nicosia

lmn27@cam.ac.uk

 

Interaction Techniques for Augmented Reality

We are looking for people to participate in our study of interaction techniques for augmented reality. The study involves wearing a smartwatch and a headset that can superimpose virtual content into your view. You will select targets on the smartwatch and in mid-air under various configurations. To participate you will need to attend a single session lasting approximately 1.5-2 hours. The study will take place within the Department of Engineering (Trumpington Street). Please note it is not possible to wear glasses with the headset.

You will receive a £10 Amazon voucher in appreciation of your participation.

Please register your interest at: https://goo.gl/forms/LHLcJ45w9W1typSP2

John Dudley

jjd50@cam.ac.uk

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