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Research participants wanted

5 July 2019

DO YOU WANT 9£ FOR 1 HOUR OF YOUR TIME? JOIN OUR RISK-TAKING STUDY! In this study, we measure your level of risk taking and study how different tastes (sweet, sour, etc.) can affect this level. You could help us with this study and find out if you like taking risks! Conditions: - You are above 18 years - You have no food allergies - You are a non-smoker and not being pregnant You will be given a non-alcoholic shot, followed by a series of questions. The study runs until August, so hurry up!

Contact Dr. Alexandra Polyakova for more information:

27 June 2019

“Thinking About Numbers” is a study that aims to discover how people solve problems using different diagrams. The study involves a 40-minute online questionnaire with several types of questions that involve working with or thinking about numbers, and tasks involving numbers. We would like you to participate even if you don’t feel particularly confident using numbers, as we need data from people with a range of abilities. You will receive an £8 Amazon voucher as a thank-you for your time.

18 June 2019

We're looking for volunteers to take part in a MRI study to measure changes in the brain oxygen metabolism. The study will involve two MRI brain scans and the administration of a medicine called Methylene Blue. If you're healthy, aged between 18-60 years, with no history of any medical conditions and are interested in participating in this study, please contact Dr Alessandro Colasanti Participants will receive £180 compensation for time & travel expenses will be reimbursed

Dr Alessandro Colasanti Email: Phone no. 01273 876769

6 June 2019

Do you worry a little or a lot? I’m looking for participants to take part in a study looking at how worry affects attention and heart rate. You are invited to complete a short screening questionnaire to see if you are eligible. If you are eligible to participate in the main study, you will receive £10 in compensation for your time. Screening survey: Researcher: Anna Ewins Supervisor: Dr Fran Meeten

17 May 2019

Are you interested in how people make decisions in groups? I'm running a psychology experiment that involves making decisions on a computer connected to other people's computers in the same room. The tasks involve deciding whether or not to transfer virtual money to another person. The experiment lasts 2 hours. You would be reimbursed £8.00 for your time. There is also a chance of leaving with more money, depending on the decisions you make. The study is running from now until August.

10 April 2019

We are now recruiting control participants for a study investigating interoception and emotion processing in the brain. We are looking for participants who; - Have no neurological or psychiatric conditions - Have normal or corrected vision (including with glasses) - Are aged between 18 and 65 - Are right handed You will undertake two, 2-hour sessions at the University of Sussex and be paid £30.00 for your time. The second session will involve an MRI scan.

For more information and if you are interested in taking part, please email me at –

2 April 2019

Our team at BSMS are looking for healthy volunteers/volunteers with certain conditions to provide a small blood sample for research. The conditions that we want to research are coronary heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ANCA associated vasculitis, coeliac disease, grave’s disease. We are trying to understand the effect of infections on the generation of immune responses against our own tissues.It will require 30 mins of your time and we can offer a small financial compensation(£15.00). doctoral fellow) MRB, BSMS,UoS

21 February 2019

Do you experience anxiety? Do you or did you ever have flexible joints or joint instability? Check: We are looking for all adults with lived experience of anxiety and hypermobility to take part in developing non-drug treatments for anxiety. This would not affect your usual care. You will receive therapy sessions in Sussex. For more information please contact This study has been approved by the Bloomsbury NRES Committee London

11 February 2019

We are seeking participants for a study investigating how we store knowledge about people. The experiment involves one scanning session, lasting 60 minutes. You will be shown with series of pictures of people, objects and locations. Your task will be to detect the odd one out. Outside of the scanner you will be asked to rate some of the pictures you saw in the scanner. We will pay £20 for your time, and you will receive a picture of your brain. Recruiting February-August 2019

Petar Raykov:

18 December 2018

Looking for ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia patients and healthy volunteers to take part in research seeking to understand the biological and physical mechanisms of chronic pain and fatigue. You will be reimbursed and receive a copy of your brain scan. To find out more, please download the Participant info sheets below. ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia participants: Healthy participant:

If you are interested, please contact us on or call Dr Kristy Themelis for further information on +44 (0)1273 873121.

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.