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Neural mechanisms underlying decision making in large environments

Trial categories: Brain

Sponsoring organisation: Oxford Centre of Human Brain Activity

MRI is a method to measure brain activity that allows us to see how the brain is organised, processes information and performs skills like speech or memory. This scan is safe and does not involve any needles or injections.

We are looking for healthy volunteers to improve our understanding of how the brain is organised, processes information and performs skills like decision making or attention. You would be asked to lie still in a scanner and perform some simple tasks like choosing between pictures.

You would be involved in one behavioural testing session of 1 hour, and one brain scanning session of 2-2.5 hours.

You will be paid £20 for participating, along with a bonus depending on your performance in the task with an average of £20, bringing the total payment you will receive to £40 on average. This experiment will take place at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA) at the Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital (we can refund your travel costs).

Who are we looking for?

Healthy fluent English-speaking people aged 18-85 who are not pregnant. You will be asked questions about your medical history to check your suitability for an MRI scan.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Paula Kaanders at

Thank you for your time!