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Males needed for FRMI study: £20 payment for 2 hours (if eligible)

21 November 2014

We're looking for MALE subjects to take part in a reward-processing study involving fMRI.

UCL Quad This experiment involves doing two computer tasks while lying in an fMRI scanner. The first task involves presses buttons quickly to win points, and the second task involves reading some short stories and making moral judgements about them. You will also be asked to complete some questionnaires.

In order to take part, you need to meet all the following criteria: native English speaker; Caucasian; 20 - 40 years old; Facebook user; right-handed; not colour blind; No history of neurological or psychiatric conditions

You must also be safe to go in the scanner: no tattoos, no mental implants or irremovable metal anywhere in/on your body.

What does this study involve?

If we confirm your eligibility, we will email you with several questionnaires to complete online. This should take about 20-30 minutes.

We will then arrange a time for you to come to 26 Bedford Way to take part in the scanning session (sometime in November). The scanning session will take a maximum of 1.5 hours (55 minutes of which will be inside the scanner).

How long does it take?

Taking part will take a total of 2 hours, for which you will be paid £20 at the end of the scanning study.

How do I sign up?

If you meet all of the essential criteria given above, please complete the following 2 minute screening questionnaire:


If you are eligible to take part, we will then email you to complete the online questionnaires and to arrange a scanning session over the next few weeks.

Any questions email Lucy Foulkes at l.foulkes.11@ucl.ac.uk

This study has been approved by the UCL Psychology ethics committee [fMRI/2013/006 ].  All answers are strictly confidential and will be kept anonymous; information will be identified by code rather than your name. The data will be used only for the research questions raised in the present study.

Lucy Foulkes, MRC PhD Student, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology