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Research participants wanted

11 July 2018

Aged 30-50? Get £75 & a picture of your brain and help research? Healthy people needed for neuroscience research investigating the effects of inflammation on the brain. you need to University of Sussex on 3 sessions. interested contact us on: or directly via email. thanks Samira.

14 June 2018

Team of filmmaking students producing a documentary on the history of sexual violence on campus at Sussex.If you have an experience or story that you would like to contribute to this project we would love to hear from you/further discuss the project. And we will handle all sensitive and personal information in the exact capacity that you decide on. One of our key aims is to ensure this documentary is an empowering experience for all survivors of sexual violence and harassment.

We are running a storybook and word learning study and are looking for children aged between 39 and 45 months (born between October 2014 and April 2015). This study will involve listening to stories and playing a game pointing to some pictures at the University of Sussex. If you are interested in helping out, please let us know :) email: or phone: 07469237313 Thank you!

31 May 2018

MASTERS DISSERTATION RESEARCH on the everyday emotional experiences and behaviours of men with high-functioning autism and how these may relate to cultural ideas around masculine and neuro-normative emotionality. Looking to interview self-identified men aged 18+ years living in and around Sussex, currently either employed/studying/recently graduated, and who are diagnosed with high-functioning autism. Participation is voluntary and a token of £10 is offered as a thank you for participation.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please email me (Emma Edwards) at

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

22 May 2018

The initial questionnaire will take between 15 and 30 minutes and is on metacognition and schizotypy and will take 15-30 minutes. The final part of the research will be a training session and a few more questionnaires that can be done in person or over skype and will take 30 minutes. Inclusion criteria: • 18+ • No current mental health issue • Have no history of a diagnosis of psychosis By taking part, you will be entered into a draw to win one of two £25 prizes.

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:

21 March 2018

Free will study We are looking for healthy volunteers with no history of psychiatric or neurological conditions, to undertake research exploring the interaction between bodily signals and free will. You will paid £15 for your time. To take part you need to: be aged between 18 and 30 years,have no history of psychiatric or neurological conditions,be right handed,have normal vision (including with glasses). This research is ongoing until summer 2018

Aysha Ahmad

19 March 2018

TV and your Brain. First you will watch six short episodes of a sitcom over 1-2 weeks at your own home. You will then be asked to take a short test about the shows you have watched. A few days after this test, you will be scanned at the CISC while you look at picture and short video clips. You will be reimbursed £40 for the total time to complete the study. If you are interested, we can also give you a picture of your brain. To participate you have to be a right-handed native English speaker.

26 February 2018

Healthy 45-55 year olds needed to take part in an Alzheimer's research. We are conducting a study to investigate early structural brain changes in mid-aged individuals.  The study is of 3 phases located at Sussex University (Pevency 2 + CISC) It involves genotyping, blood sample, memory and attention tasks and Brain MRI. You will be compensated for your time at the end of each phase. Please Contact Nourah at

21 February 2018

WANTED: Survey participants for study on online advertising, identity and user attention. The survey looks to explore the kinds of (targeted) ads users are delivered on social media and video-sharing sites in relation to identity categorisations such as age and gender. Respondents interested in participating in a follow-up interview will be given the chance to win a £50 voucher. To participate please follow this link:

20 November 2017

We are looking for volunteers with 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.