Participants required for psychology experiment

We are currently recruiting participants for a study in the School of Psychology. The study will entail watching simple animations on a computer screen and answering questions about them. This should take no more than 30 minutes for which you will be paid £4.

Eligibility criteria:

Normal or corrected-to-normal vision Must speak English as a first language

If you would like to participate or have any queries, please email Daniel Shiloh at shilohda@cardiff.ac.uk.

Female participants wanted for psychology study (prize draw)

My name is Katia Vione I am conducting my PhD in Social Psychology under the supervision of Prof. Greg Maio. We are recruiting female participants for a 15-minutes online study looking at everyday choices and the importance of various abstract ideas. All answers are confidential, and you can choose to participate in the prize draw for one of two vouchers worth £50. This is for female participants only. If you would like to complete the survey please follow the link below:

Consent Form

Research Participants Sought (20-35 years old)

We are seeking participants for multiple studies at CUBRIC exploring the brain mechanisms underlying human attention and cognition. Some studies involve magnetic stimulation and recording of brain activity as participants perform simple behavioural tasks. We are seeking to recruit healthy individuals with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, aged between 20 and 35 years.   Participants will be reimbursed £6-10 per hour, depending on the study, and most experiments involve a total of approximately 2-15 hours participation.   To find out more about the research, and your eligibility to participate, please contact Leah Maizey: maizeylm@cardiff.ac.uk

Participants aged 18-60 wanted for brain imaging study

See NCMH for one person’s experience of taking part in this study, which aims to uncover links between genetics, biology and mental illness. We are looking for healthy right-handed caucasians to undergo an MRI session, an MEG session, cognitive testing and to donate a saliva sample for genetic analysis. You will be reimbursed for your time. We are particularly keen to recruit volunteers aged over 30. If you might like to take part, please contact BarawiK1@cf.ac.uk for further information.

Female Participants Required

We are looking for female participants to take part in a study at the School of Psychology. The study involves a short drawing task, as well as some questionnaires and cognitive tests. This will take approximately 30 minutes and we will pay £4 for your time.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Fiona Pearson at PearsonF1@cardiff.ac.uk, or Dr Job van der Schalk at vanderschalkj@cardiff.ac.uk

Volunteers needed for study into midlife risk of dementia

If you are between 40 – 65 years, in good health (no history of psychiatric or neurological condition, head injury, alcohol or drug abuse, no metal in your body) and speak fluent English, then we would like to invite you to take part in a study looking at how differences in body size and genes may affect brain and cognition.

What do we ask? MRI Brain scan (1.5 hour) Saliva for DNA genotyping Blood sample Mental function tests (2 hours) Questionnaires about your health Measurement of your weight and blood pressure

What do you get? Up to £40  For more information please contact: ADrisk@cardiff.ac.uk

Where? Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), Cardiff, CF10 3AT

For further details please visit our website.

Participants required for eye-tracking research

We are looking for participants to take part in a study at the School of Psychology. The study only involves looking at a series of images on screen, during which we will track your eye-movements. This will take approximately 25-30 minutes and we will pay you £3 for your time.

Please note: It is important to remove any eye-makeup (inc. mascara) before the study.

To participate in this study, please either email Matt Jones (JonesMT1@cardiff.ac.uk) or go directly to the Doodle link below to choose an available slot.  If using Doodle, please ensure you put your email address in the ‘your name’ box and then you will receive email confirmation shortly after.

Eye-Tracking Research

If you have any questions or if you would prefer to book a slot directly, please email Matt Jones at JonesMT1@cardiff.ac.uk.

Festival of Social Sciences 7-14 November – call for events

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ESRC, Research and Innovation Services are co-ordinating a programme of activities to take place during the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 7-14 November. We are now looking for suggestions for events which could be included in the programme. Events must be related to current or previous social science research at Cardiff University and should be designed for a non-academic audience. Events will need to take place during the festival week. Departments will be responsible for organising and staffing their own events but advice on planning, promoting, running and evaluating an event will be available. The co-ordinating team will liaise closely with Communications and Marketing to promote the overall programme using a number of different channels. If you have any events taking place during this week, or you would like to organise something, please let us know by Friday 4 September – engagement@cardiff.ac.uk

3 volunteers 23-40 wanted for brain imaging research on oxygen metabolism in the brain – 28 August

Researchers at the CUBRIC, School of Psychology, Cardiff University are looking for Staff and Student volunteers for brain imaging research about oxygen metabolism in the brain.

Payment: £15 Time: 1.5 hours

When: 28 August 2015.

WHO CAN TAKE PART?
Any healthy man or woman, aged 23-40 who is right handed and a non-smoker.

There are certain medical conditions and disabilities that would make it unsafe to scan you or difficult to perform the required tasks and we would talk to you about this if you ask for more information.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
We use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the physiology of the brain including blood flow and oxygen metabolism. You would complete a screening process, and then spend up to 1hr 15 minutes having a series of MRI scans. We would ask you to do a short breath-holding task, a longer visual-motor task, and then lie still and rest/watch a DVD for the remainder of the scans.

WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE INFORMATION?
All the information provided will be held confidentially according to CUBRIC standard procedures. Data is anonymised before it is analysed and reported upon and you would not be identifiable from this.

HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART?
If you are interested please contact Alison Davidson (PhD Student) for more information: davidsonae@cardiff.ac.uk

Participants Wanted for Computer Study

We are seeking participants for a study in the School of Psychology investigating perception and action. This study will take approximately 45 minutes and involves making responses on a computer and reporting your perception of onscreen stimuli. You will be paid £5 for your time.   Please contact Joshua Stevenson-Hoare if you are interested in participation: stevenson-hoarej@cardiff.ac.uk

Volunteers needed for research on neurovascular coupling.

Researchers at the School of Psychology – (Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre) are looking for staff and student volunteers to be part of a healthy volunteer cohort needed as part of our study into multiple sclerosis. Payment: ~£35 (£10/hr). Time required: 1 session at CUBRIC for 3.5 hours, involving cognitive testing, MRI scan and MEG scan. When: Appointments at your convenience. WHO CAN TAKE PART? Healthy males and females 30-60 years old with good eyesight (spectacle or contact lens wearers are also encouraged to take part), and not currently on psychoactive medication. WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? We are studying the link between neuronal activity and cerebral blood flow in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy volunteers. In both scan sessions you will be presented with a visual stimulus to one eye at a time, there aren’t any tasks to complete apart from looking at the screen. We will also perform some simple behavioural tests. HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART? Further information and to arrange to take part contact Marek Allen at AllenML@cardiff.ac.uk. We will tell you more about the project and answer any questions you may have.