Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Want to Participate in Some Research? CASL Needs You!

Learning & Cognition Study!

The University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is recruiting participants for a study investigating learning and cognition. This multi-session study may involve:

1) one (1) MRI session (about 0.5 hours, $25 compensation). This session will be completed first and will determine eligibility for the remainder of the sessions.

2) four (4) sessions involving answering questionnaires and completing many short cognitive tasks to assess memory, attention, and perception, each about 2 hours, $25 compensation)

3) one (1) EEG session (about 2.5 hours, $30 compensation)

To participate in the study, you must:
1) be 18-30 years of age
2) be a native speaker of American English
3) have normal hearing
4) not have any speaking or reading disabilities
5) have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
6) not have experience with the Chinese language,
7) Not be taking any psychoactive drugs (including Zoloft, Ritalin, and drugs of abuse)
8) Have no known history of psychological conditions (including ADD, depression, PTSD, and clinical anxiety)
9) Have no known history of neurological conditions (including stroke, seizure, brain tumor, or closed head injury)
10) Be right-handed
11) Have no metal in your body (including pacemakers, neural implants, metal plates or joints, shrapnel, and surgical staples)
12) Not be claustrophobic
13) Not be pregnant
14) Not have a hairstyle that prevents the EEG cap from making contact with the scalp
15) Not have a tattoo that is less than 2 weeks old

For more information about this study, contact:
LCStudy@casl.umd.edu or sign up at: https://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com/