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Emotion and Cognition Study 082417A
The Bishop Lab is running a study investigating how people learn to detect danger.
The experiment will consist of a 1.5 hr session. During the first half an hour you will be completing questionnaires, and for the rest of the time you’ll complete a main computerized task (1 hr).
During the main task, you will be looking at abstract images in a computer screen while we record your pupil size using a camera, and skin conductance using a pair of electrodes attached to your left hand. During part of the task, you will receive short bursts of electrical stimulation and hear loud screams. You will be able to select the maximum levels that you are willing to receive for both the electrical stimulation and the scream volume.
Volunteers must be right-handed, age 18-40 with normal or corrected-to-normal vision (with contact lenses, not glasses). You will be compensated $25 for completing this session. This experimental session is also being offered for RPP credit (1.5 credits)
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Studying the mechanisms underlying how cognition and emotion interact (081117A)
The Bishop Lab is running a study investigating how people make decisions when trying to avoid bad outcomes, minimize loss, or maximize reward. The tasks will take place in two sessions over consecutive days, and involve questionnaires and computerized tasks.
One computerized task involves making decisions to avoid electrical stimulation, which will vary in intensity during the task. YOU will be able to choose the maximum level of stimulation that you receive. The other computerized task involves making decision to earn a bonus payment (up to $10 extra).
Volunteers must be right-handed, age 18-40 with normal or corrected-to-normal vision (with contact lenses). You will receive a payment of $15 per hour, a bonus of $10 for coming back for sessions 2 (in addition to any bonus you may receive in session 2 based on task performance). Base compensation will be $70 for the full two sessions, with a potential 0-$10 bonus. If you prefer, experimental sessions 1 and 2 are also being offered for RPP credit (1 credit per hour – so 4 in total, and 1 extra credit for completing both sessions).
If this interests you, please email email@example.com
Cognitive Control Research (080817A)
We are looking for healthy volunteers for a research study on cognitive control. You will complete screening paperwork and perform tasks on a computer (1-1.5 hrs). You will be compensated $20 per hour for participation.
- 18-35 years old, right-handed, normal color vision, not taking any psychoactive medication
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for eligibility details and to schedule a time to participate.
SLCN: Science of Learning in Adolescence: Integrating Developmental Studies in Animals and Humans (063017A)
The Collins Lab is looking for subjects to participate in a study about learning and memory. Participants will play computer games, answer questionnaires, and provide a saliva sample. Experiments last around 2 hours and take place in Tolman Hall at Berkeley. Subjects will be reimbursed for their time with a $25 Amazon gift card with the opportunity for receiving another $25 if you return further saliva samples. We are looking for participants aged 25-30.
Frontal Cortex and Executive Function(041618A)
The D'Esposito Lab is seeking healthy adults to participate in an fMRI study. The study requires one session that lasts approximately two hours. Participants will be paid $20/hr.
1) 27-83 years old
2) No metal in your body
3) Not claustrophobic
4) Not currently pregnant
5) No glasses (contacts are okay)
For more information, email email@example.com
Neurophysiological Attention Test (NAT) (012417A)
We are seeking adults (aged 18-40) with suspicion of or diagnosis of ADHD to participate in our electroencephalography (EEG) study on attention. The study aims to understand mechanisms of attention.
Involves: (1) three 2-3 hour visits to UC Berkeley, (2) cognitive/ educational assessments, interview & brain wave (EEG) exams.
Payment: Participants will be financially reimbursed for your participation.
If you are interested in participating, please contact us at (510)643-3437 or at berkeleyNATstudy@gmail.com.
CPHS Approval #15-001497
Group Oxytocin Study
Looking for Healthy Volunteers Age 18-28
Participate in a study about how the brain works by playing a virtual mission flying a UAV!
Testing can be scheduled at your convenience.
- Studying the effects of oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that is very safe, on the performance of a group
- A salt solution nasal spray administration
- One 3-4hour visit to University of California, Berkeley
- Compensation is $15/hour, up to $110
Call: (415) 326-6068 or Email: BANDlab@ucsf.edu
Must speak English, be in good physical health, and have no history of traumatic brain injury.
Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you!
This is a UCB and UCSF collaborative study. Our UCSF IRB Protocal #14-15259 and our UC Reliance #1423
Pharmacology Study on Dopamine and Decision Making
HEALTHY SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR A PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY STUDY:
UC Berkeley, in collaboration with UC San Francisco, is seeking healthy subjects for a study of medications that may influence decision-making processes. To be eligible, you must:
1. Be between 18-50 years old
2. Have no major health problems
3. Be able to read and speak English
4. Be able to undergo an MRI scan
5. Be a non-drinker or a light social drinker (for women: less than 7 drinks / week; for men, less than 8 drinks / week)
6. Have no significant medical or psychiatric illnesses (such as anxiety or panic disorders, bipolar disease, major depression, or schizophrenia)
7. Not currently be using any psychoactive medications
8. Be willing to provide a blood sample for gene testing
This is a study that involves up to four sessions, on separate days, to take place on the U.C. Berkeley or U.C. San Francisco campuses. On some sessions, you will be given a one-time dose of medication or placebo (sugar pill). As a participant, you will be paid $12/hour for every hour of behavioral testing, $20/hour for every hour of MRI testing, and a completion bonus of $100. We anticipate that subjects who complete the study will earn approximately $300.
To volunteer, please contact us at (510) 985-3972, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPHS Approval #2011-11-3748
Acetylcholine and Spatial Working Memory (012517B)Michael Silver’s laboratory in the UC Berkeley School of Optometry is recruiting healthy adults to participate in a pharmacological study of acetylcholine and spatial working memory. Participation in this study involves viewing and responding to images presented on a computer screen. The study consists of three sessions on different days, with each testing session lasting approximately 1-1.5 hours.The first session is a screening session, and if you meet all eligibility criteria, you will be invited back for the additional sessions. Two of the subsequent sessions are pharmacology sessions. In each of these sessions, you will take a small dose of either placebo or donepezil (trade name Aricept), a commonly prescribed Alzheimer's medication. Because we must wait 3 hours after administering the medication to allow for absorption, the two pharmacology sessions last for ~4 hours each. During the 3 hours of waiting time, you would be free to do work, read, and use a computer, but you must remain in the lab. These hours will count towards your compensation.Compensation for study participation is $12/hour for all lab sessions in addition to a $50 bonus for successfully completing all of the sessions.To be eligible, subjects must:1. Be at least 18 years of age2. Have normal (20/20) or corrected to 20/20 vision. If you have corrective contact lenses or glasses, please bring them with you to all sessions.3. Not smoke tobacco4. Not have asthma or other lung problems or have heart arrhythmia5. Not be on any medication that affects the central nervous system (such as medication for treatment of depression or attention deficit disorder) or take supplements that affect central nervous system function (such as St. John's Wort or Ginkgo Biloba)6. Not be pregnant. Women of childbearing age will be provided with and asked to administer a home pregnancy test prior to each pharmacology session.To participate or learn more, please contact Adeola Harewood at email@example.comCPHS Approval # 2010-01-567
Dopamine and Spatial Working Memory (012517C)Michael Silver’s laboratory in the UC Berkeley School of Optometry is recruiting healthy adults to participate in a pharmacological study of dopamine and spatial working memory. Participation in this study involves viewing and responding to images presented on a computer screen. It consists of three sessions on different days, with each testing session lasting approximately 1-1.5 hours.The first session is a screening session, and if you meet all eligibility criteria, you will be invited back for the additional sessions. Two of the subsequent sessions are pharmacology sessions. In each of these sessions, you will take a small dose of either placebo or levodopa, an FDA-approved drug that temporarily increases the brain’s dopamine levels. Because we must wait ~45 minutes after administering the medication to allow for absorption, the two pharmacology sessions last for about 2-2.5 hours each. During 45 minutes of waiting time, you would be free to do work, read, and use a computer, but you must remain in the lab. This time will count towards your compensation.Compensation for study participation is $12/hour for all lab sessions in addition to a $50 bonus for successfully completing all of the sessions.To be eligible, subjects must:1. Be at least 18 years of age2. Have normal (20/20) or corrected to 20/20 vision. If you have corrective contact lenses or glasses, please bring them with you to all sessions.3. Not have asthma or other lung problems or have heart arrhythmia.4. Not have recently used medications that affect dopamine levels (such as tolcapone, levodopa/carbidopa etc.)5. Not be pregnant. Women of childbearing age will be provided with and asked to administer a home pregnancy test prior to each pharmacology session.To participate or learn more, please contact Adeola Harewood at firstname.lastname@example.orgCPHS Approval # 2010-01-567
fMRI and TMS Study (092816A)
Seeking motivated, healthy young adults to participate in an fMRI and TMS study. This study will consist of 4 sessions: a 1hr screening session, a 1 hour MRI session and two 2hr TMS sessions. In each session, you will perform simple perceptual discrimination tasks.
Testing takes place at the UC Berkeley campus. You will be compensated $15/hour.
-not be colorblind
-be right handed
-not have any metal on their body (or inside, though a few dental fillings are fine),
- not have any serious health problems,
- have normal or corrected-to-normal vision,
- not be claustrophobic,
- not be epileptic (or ever had a convulsion or seizure or have family members who ever had epilepsy),
- not wear colored contact lenses or glasses (clear contacts okay)
- not have taken medication for any psychological any psychological conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit, etc. in the past three months
- are motivated to finish a 4-session study.
- are between the ages of 18 and 35
- have normal color vision
- not wear eye makeup to the session
- not wear anti-bacterial or sweat-proof athletic clothing to the session (these contain metal nanoparticles)
If interested please e-mail email@example.com with subject line "fMRI and TMS Memory Study".
3-week TMS and MRI study (090916A)
We are seeking participants to take part in a TMS and fMRI experiment. The study involves a brief MRI and TMS session, followed by 6 sessions across 3 consecutive weeks of TMS, fMRI and behavioral (memory) testing (making decisions about images presented on a computer screen).
The timing requirements of the sessions are as follows: MRI / TMS session, 1.5-2 hours
Week 1, Session 1 (30 mins) followed 3 - 7 hours later by Session 2 (1 hour)
Week 2, Session 1 (2 hours) followed 3 - 7 hours later by Session 2 (1 hour)
Week 3, Session 1 (2 hours) followed 3 - 7 hours later by Session 2 (1 hour)
Note that the sessions on Week 1, 2, and 3 must begin at approximately the same time each week (e.g. Session 1 starting at 11am and Session 2 starting at 3pm)
Participants will be paid at a rate of $20/hour plus a $40 completion bonus (~$220 total). The experiment will take place on the UC-Berkeley campus. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "3 week TMS MRI experiment" if you have any questions and are interested in participating!
Perception and Memory for Images (053116A)
The D'Esposito lab is recruiting healthy young adults to participate in computer-based studies of visual perception and memory.
You will complete screening paperwork, and then perform perception and memory tasks on a computer. The study will take place on the UC Berkeley campus. You will be compensated $12 per hour for participation, with a bonus for completing multiple sessions.
Please email email@example.com for eligibility details and to schedule a time to participate.
Attention and Memory in the Brain (050416A)
The D’Esposito Lab is seeking healthy young adults to participate in computer-based and MRI studies on attention and memory. We are currently seeking participants for two types of studies:
1. Computer-based behavioral studies (1-2 hours; $12/hour): You will complete screening paperwork and then perform attention and memory tasks on a computer. The study will take place on the UC Berkeley campus.
2. MRI studies (Multiple sessions of 1-2 hours; $12/hour): During a screening session (1 hour), you will complete screening forms to ensure that you are eligible for MRI, and you will practice the attention and memory tasks you will be performing in MRI sessions. During two MRI sessions (2 hours each), you will complete screening forms and then perform the tasks while in the MRI scanner. All sessions will take place on the UC Berkeley campus.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating! Timing of sessions is flexible and we can accommodate your schedule. Multi-session studies will take place on separate days.
Eligibility requirements for all studies:
1) 18-35 years old
2) Right handed
3) Able to read and speak English fluently
4) Normal color vision (not colorblind)
Additional requirements for MRI studies:
5) Not claustrophobic
6) No metal in your body (braces and fillings in teeth are usually OK)
7) No glasses (contacts are OK)
8) Not currently pregnant
9) Motivated to finish a multi-session study
Contact Name: Jason Scimeca
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Face Memory (031416A)
The D’Esposito lab is seeking healthy, young adults to participate in an fMRI study. A sequence of behavioral and MRI scan sessions will take place on the UC Berkeley campus on separate days:
1. Screening and behavioral training session (<1hr, $20): You will complete fMRI screening forms to ensure that you are eligible for fMRI scanning, and you will learn and practice the tasks you will be performing in the scanner.
2. Three fMRI sessions (2 hours each, $20/hr): During each session, you will complete screening forms and then participate in an MRI session, during which you will perform simple visual / memory tasks in the scanner.
1) 18-35 years old
2) Right handed
3) Current weight over 45 kgs (100 lbs)
4) Able to read and speak English fluently
5) No metal in your body and not claustrophobic
6) No glasses (contacts are ok)
7) Not currently pregnant
Contact Name: Elizabeth Lorenc
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The Cal Dopamine Study (110714A)The D’Esposito Lab is seeking healthy, young adults to participate in a pharmacological fMRI study. A sequence of screening and testing sessions take place on the UC Berkeley campus on separate days. Please note: this study requires roughly 18 hours of participation over 5 session; several sessions require up to 5-hour blocks of time. Individuals who complete this study will be eligible to take part in a second study at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (see below).Eligibility requirements:1) 18-30 years old2) Right handed3) Current weight over 45 kgs (100 lbs)4) Able to read and speak English fluently5) Non-drinker or light social drinker (less than 7 drinks/week for women, 8 drinks/week for men)6) No metal in your body and not claustrophobic7) No history of a neurological or psychiatric disorder, or recent history of substance abuse8) Not currently using psychoactive medications or taking street drugs (you will be asked to take a urine test)9) Willing to provide blood and saliva samples for genetic and health testing.10) Not currently pregnant
Personalizing Therapy for Anxiety and Depression (101714A)
The Idiographic Dynamics (ID) Lab is conducting a study on psychotherapy for anxiety and depression. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the utility of a new approach for personalizing therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders. We use a data-driven approach to understand each individual's specific symptoms and experiences and then fine-tune interventions to match the individual's needs. We are also interested in understanding what kinds of individual characteristics predict the outcome of therapy.
Participants will be compensated with $30 at the initial visit. If interested, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (510) 644-4704.
Human Preference for Color and Spatial Compositions (41713A)
The Palmer Visual Perception Lab is conducting a study on color preferences and associations. Tasks will involve responding to colored displays on the computer screen by pressing keys on the keyboard or clicking on the mouse. If you are interested in participating and have normal color vision, you will be asked to participate in up to five sessions of 1-2 hours each. You will be paid $10 for each hour completed and a $25 completion bonus once you have finished the entire series of sessions.