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Earn money by playing economics-based computer game

25 November 2015

Researchers from UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) and the University of Sheffield are looking for participants to take part in a study on how people use biofeedback when making economic decisions with genuine financial consequences.

Participate in economics experiments and earn money  

During the experiment you will be asked to play an economics game, with another participant as your gaming partner. The game is conducted on a computer, it involves making decisions about how to split an amount of money. During the game we will use sensors to measure your heart rate and cognitive activity, and present you with feedback from these.

In this game you will be playing for real money (Amazon credit). In addition to a base payment of £2.50 for participating, depending on your choices in the game you can gain an additional payment of £4-£16.50.

The study will last approximately 60 minutes and will take place at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 4TJ.

If you are interested in taking part please complete the sign-up survey. Participants will be selected randomly from the screening survey, therefore completing the survey is not a guarantee of a place in the study.

For more information visit the study website.

This study has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee (Study ID Number 6411/002).

Any data you provide in this study will be collected and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  All data will be stored anonymously and confidentially, and only used for the purposes of research. Your participation in this research is entirely voluntary, and you maintain the right to withdraw without reason or consequence at any stage.     

Kaisa Puustinen, Research Associate, UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis