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Research participants wanted

5 November 2018

Are you a current university student or have you recently graduated? Have you experienced an eating disorder? Student Minds and KCL would like to speak to university students/recent graduates with experience of eating difficulties about your thoughts and experiences of support services. You can take part in this study via a focus group, interview or online survey. This study has been ethically approved by KCL HR-17/18-6660 and registered with University of Sussex Research Governance.

To participate, please contact Nicola Byrom (King's College London) at

2 November 2018

We would like to invite you to participate in our Maths Challenge: Creative Solutions Wanted! To participate in this challenge individuals, or group of individuals, need to find creative ways to solve probability problems and send those solutions to us. It is open to everybody and we offer several prizes to winners. For more information please visit: Please note that this round ends on 25 November.

9 September 2018

Do you want a copy of your brain scan? Are you flexible? Can you help us find out how brain and body interact? Click to see if you are flexible and for more information: This study has been approved by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Research Governance and Ethics Committee v1 28/03/2017

3 August 2018

***We all age, but why do some of us age better than others?*** We run studies on healthy ageing to try and answer this question. To be added to our database of potential participants, to be contacted when we recruit volunteers, please email me (including your name and age). We have a number of studies ongoing at any time, which may include brain scans or cognitive testing. However, there is no requirement to take part if we contact you advertising a particular study.

Rebecca Atkinson Department of Psychology

29 May 2018

Does the brain change as a result of cognitive training? We are looking for healthy participants between the ages of 40 and 50. Taking part involves 1-hour training sessions, up to 3 times a week, for up to 8 weeks, playing memory and other brain games. Your brain will be scanned during 2 sessions in an MRI scanner for 1 hour while you perform brain games. Upon completion, we will pay £100 for your time and we will offer you a picture of your brain.

Diana Kyriazis ( Tel: 01273 873132 Dr Natasha Sigala ( Tel: 01273 678939

17 May 2018

We are looking for volunteers for a paid experiment exploring how the brain combines binocular visual input. The experiment will consist on a simple visual task performed while using a stereoscope. We are currently in the pilot phase so the duration (2 hours at the moment) may vary on the final design, at a rate of 6 pounds/hour. If you are interested please contact me (Marta) at

Marta Suárez Pinilla Email:

20 November 2017

We are looking for volunteers with a formal diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) to help test and compare a new therapy to prevent anxiety symptoms in autism. Click this link to find out more: This study has been approved by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Research Governance and Ethics Committee.

For more information please contact Dr Lisa Quadt:

18 July 2017

We are looking for volunteers, aged over 18, for participating in a study about cooperation and motor coordination. In this study two participants will be cooperating together to succeed in a very simple computer game while their respiration and pulse are monitored by non-invasive methods. The study lasts about 75 minutes and each participant will be paid £8 for their time. If you are interested or would like to know more about it, please contact me (Marta) at .

We are looking for volunteers, aged over 18 and with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, for participating in a study investigating how optical illusions affect judgments in visual tasks. The study has two sessions , each of them lasting about 45 - 50 minutes. Participants will be paid £10 for their time after the second session. If you are interested or would like to know more about it, please contact me (Marta) at .

These University of Sussex research projects contribute to the University's role in conducting research and teaching research methods. If you choose to participate in any research project, your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time.