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Participants Needed for paid Brain Study

Contributed by: Stephanie Simon-Dack
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:00 AM


I am seeking participants for a study on patterns of brain activity in relation to several behavioral tasks including spatial and attentional tasks. This study will be held in North Quad 069 and will take approximately 2 hours of your time. All qualified participants will receive monetary reimbursement for participating ($20 for two hours). Not everyone will qualify.

In this study, you will fill out a few questionnaires and participate in four behavioral tasks on a computer as well as EEG data collection. EEG works by recording the electrical activity of a person’s brain. The EEG process involves a cap with electrodes being placed on your head and sitting quietly for about five minutes with eyes open. Gel will be placed in holes in the cap and will get into your hair. The gel is non-toxic and washes out easily with a shower. Participants must be willing to have gel placed in their hair for the EEG section of the study.

Qualifications for participation: In order to participate in this study you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the study and enrolled as a student at Ball State University. Individuals with neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, or who are currently taking psychopharmaceutical medications will not be eligible for participation.

If you're interested in participating, please e-mail me at to set up an appointment.

Thanks so much!

Kristina Hernandez
Graduate Student & Assistant
Psychological Science
Ball State University