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 These opportunities have been submitted by GU Members (except where stated) via our website. Information provided is not on behalf of or endorsed by the Graduate Union.

 

These opportunities have been submitted by GU Members via our website. Information provided is not on behalf of or endorsed by the Graduate Union.

 

Temporal order memory experiment (01/04/19)

Participants will sit in front of a computer and be presented with objects in different contexts (e.g., bedroom, beach, cinema). Participant will need to decide whether the object belongs in that context. After each run, participants will be tested on their memory of the temporal order of the objects. At the end of the experiment, you will be paid £14.50 for your participation. 


Please sign up through this link: https://mrc-cbu.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=627
(You may need to create a new account first if you do not already have one. If the direct link does not work, please copy and paste on your browser. Alternatively, you may email tanya.wen@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk to enquire time slots)

Dates: 8th - 19th April.

English Speakers, Mandarin Speakers, and Musicians wanted for Linguistic Study (2x 45 mins; 15 £ reward)

This Study looks at how people learn words in a second language. 

PARTICIPANT PROFILE
Either:
a. Native speakers of English, ages 18-30;
b. Native speakers of Mandarin Chinese, ages 18-30;
c. Native speakers of English with > 6 years of musical experience/training (instrument or singing), ages 18-30.

Participants who are fully native in two languages may not be eligible (please e-mail to confirm).

PARTICIPANT TASKS
-Listening to a sound and making a judgment of the sound.
-Listening to a word and repeating it.
-Looking at an image and pronouncing the associated word.
-Listening to a word and selecting a matching image.

OTHER:
Duration: 2x 45 minutes (one session + one session held 24 hrs after)
Reward: 15 £
Place: Phonetics Lab, Raised Faculty Building, (Sidgwick Site)
Contact: tjl44@cam.ac.uk
Sign-up: https://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3z59b4UQqLHMfrL

Healthy male volunteers required for study (COCOA study)

We will use tried and tested medications which modify your blood sugar (blood glucose) level. Our aim is to see how these substances affect the cardiovascular system. If you are a healthy male, aged between 18 and 40 years (BMI 18-30) and are a non-smoker, you could be eligible! 


The study involves a screening visit then five (dosing) visits at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. You will be compensated for your time and inconvenience - £50 screening then £150 for each dosing visit.

For further information, please email jdhg3@medschl.cam.ac.uk

 

Bilingual Children needed for pilot study (18/02/19)

I'm currently in the process of finalising an experimental task, designed to be administered to bilingual children aged 11 and under. The task involves naming pictures in each of the child's languages and takes between 20 to 30 minutes to complete. 


Therefore, I am looking for 5 to 6 bilingual children, of any language combination, to help pilot the experiment. This would involve your child coming in for a 30 minute testing session at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, during which they will be asked to complete the task. If you have any further questions and/or a child who would be interested in taking part, please email Sarah Crockford at skc48@cam.ac.uk

Call for Participants - Online Language Questionnaire

If you are from South Africa or the United Kingdom, 18 years or older and can speak English, you are invited to participate in a study conducted by Mandy Wigdorowitz (PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge) to complete the Contextual Linguistic Profile Questionnaire (CLiP-Q) which looks at your language background and context. 


You could stand a chance to win an online voucher worth R1000/£50 for participating.

Format: Online
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Dates: February to April

Click on the link to access the questionnaire and please SHARE this with others who may be interested
https://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_czS3LjiJBB1ZnSd

How good is your decision making? (14/02/19)

Contents of Submission

A new study is being carried out at the John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair and we are recruiting healthy volunteers to act as a control group.
Volunteers will participate in a number of decision games on the computer and a couple of questionnaires. Assessments will last up to 90 minutes and you will be paid £10 for taking part.
Please get in touch with the Brain Repair Centre (Alice White) on 01223 331160 or ajw283@cam.ac.uk for further details. 

Paid volunteers needed for brain imaging (fMRI) study!

We have a new fMRI study at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit! It pays £37.50 in total (about 1/3 of it is done at home prior coming here). 


You will be asked to send in a word document of your autobiographical memories by email before the experiment (1~1.5 hrs). We will fill in some screening forms and do some practice outside the scanner (~1 hr) and perform the main experiment inside the scanner (~1.5 hrs).

The tasks in the scanner include:
(1) Theory of Mind
(2) Moral Dilemmas
(3) Autobiographical Memory
(4) Spatial Imagery
(5) Self/Other Adjective Judgement
(6) Working Memory

Eligibility1. 18-40 years old; 2. Right-handed; 3. Normal or corrected-to-normal vision; 4. Native/near-native English speaker; 5. No developmental/psychological/mental health/neurological disorders; 6. Familiar with various locations in Cambridge

Please email tanya.wen@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk to sign up

EEG study of the response to basic visual and social stimuli

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our research study at the Autism research Centre from mid-February to end May. The study is called “EEG study of the response to basic visual and social stimuli.” 

We are interested in seeing how the brain responds to basic visual and social stimuli in ASC. We are currently looking for individuals, male or female, over 18 years of age, with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome, with normal or corrected vision, and no diagnosis of ADHD or Epilepsy. You must also not be taking any psychotropic medication prior or during your participation.
The study will take place at the Autism Research Centre at Douglas House and will last for approximately 2 hours. Your travel expenses will be reimbursed in full and in addition you will receive £20 for your time. If you are interested please e-mail jk764@cam.ac.uk.

New mums required for research study

We are looking for new mothers, with babies under one years old, to take part in Buddy Up, a study to help new mums take part in more physical activity with the support of a buddy. 


Participants will be matched with a buddy (also a new mum), either someone they know or another study participant. The buddies will attend three sessions with researchers which aim to build support between to buddies to help each other engage in physical activity.

For more information about the study, please register your interest in the study by following the link https://bit.ly/2qTY9RA or contacting Kate Ellis on nke22@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Native English speakers' text comprehension: An EEG experiment

In this study we focus on several high-level cognitive processes that take place in normal text comprehension. To disentangle the online course of these processes, we use both eye movements and electroencephalography (EEG). In addition, we also measure some behavioural tasks to see whether memory or attention explain comprehension processes. 

To take part, you must 1) be native English speaker; 2) have no known reading disability; 3) have normal, or corrected-to-normal vision; and 4) have no shaved head.

Duration: about 120 minutes.
Payment: £18-20 (depending duration), by an Amazon voucher.
Place: Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

Please, email me if you are interested:
Ana Pérez (aip27@cam.ac.uk)

Call for participants - typing in VR

We are looking for people to participate in our study of text entry methods for virtual reality. The study involves wearing a virtual reality headset and typing set text using various keyboard configurations. 


To participate you will need to attend a total of two sessions. The two sessions must be done on different days and each will last approximately 1.5-2 hours (depending on typing speed). The study will take place within the Department of Engineering (Trumpington Street). You will receive a £30 Amazon voucher in appreciation for your participation.

Eligibility:
• Normal vision or corrected to normal vision without glasses (wearing glasses with the headset can be uncomfortable).
• English proficiency.
• 18+ years of age.

Dates:
• Throughout January and February

Please contact jjd50@cam.ac.uk to register interest.

Participants for research developing AI for mental wellbeing

We are researching AI to support mental wellbeing and need participants. Selected participants fill out a questionnaire, have a conversation with a researcher, and receive a £15 voucher. Please visit helpresearch.org to learn more and register. Participants must be 18 years or older, there are no other criteria. 


Where: William Gates Building (West Cambridge)
When: January and February 2019

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Paid volunteers needed for brain stimulation study!

You are invited to participate in a new study at the Adaptive Brain Lab. The study involves two 1h long sessions at the lab (Downing Site, Cambridge) and will include computer-based tasks and brain stimulation. Upon completion you'd receive £15 for your participation. To be eligible you would need to be 18-30 years old, with perfect (or corrected-to-normal) vision, right-handed, with no previous neuropsychiatric disorders and under no medication (except contraceptives). You should also have no contraindications for brain stimulation (e.g. family history of epilepsy). Your eligibility also depends on what other studies you have previously completed in the lab. 


If you are interested please get in touch with us at psycabgr@hermes.cam.ac.uk using the subject title: [TES_VISLEARN_1819], to receive more information and book your experimental sessions. Thanksgiving event for students