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Researchers at OHBA are often looking for participants to volunteer in their studies.  All studies at OHBA always have ethical approval.  You are welcome to ask for more information on a study without being obliged to take part.

At OHBA we are always very grateful to our participants who make our studies possible. 

If you are interested in finding out more please contact us at OHBA.

 

CURRENT STUDIES


INVESTIGATING CHANGES IN MEMORY AND ATTENTION ASSOCIATED WITH AGEING

The purpose of our research is to better understand how ageing affects cognitive processes, such as memory and attention. We are using computer-based tasks to study these cognitive processes.

We are currently looking for participants aged 18-35, who often experience feelings such as worry and nervousness. The study involves completing some computer tasks and a set of questionnaires. The study takes place over the course of two consecutive days. The first day will last approximately 2 hours and the second day will last roughly 1.5 hours. Participants will be paid £35 in total.

If you are interested in participating, please contact: sophie.raeder@new.ox.ac.uk 

 

MEMORY IN SLEEP

How do our experiences consolidate during sleep to form lasting memories and can sleep alter cognitive processes such as attention and memory? To answer these questions we are using computer-based behavioural tasks and polysomnography, an electrophysiological measurement of brain activity during sleep.

Participants (aged 18-30) will meet the researcher around 10am to complete some computer tasks, followed by an after-lunch nap for 90 minutes. There will be a second session in the evening of the same day to complete a second short set of computer tasks. Overall, including sleep and lunchtime, the experiment will take 5 hours and 45 minutes and participants will be compensated for their time (£58 in total).

If you are interested in participating, please contact: nora.rouast@psy.ox.ac.uk


NORMATIVE DATA COLLECTION IN A LARGE SAMPLE OF HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS WITH MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAPHY (MEG) USING STANDARDISED PROTOCOLS

We are currently looking for healthy volunteers aged 20-40 or 60-80.

The purpose of this study is to determine where everyday cognitive processes, such as memory and attention, happen in the brain. To achieve this, we will ask you to perform some simple tasks or stay still whilst doing nothing, and measure changes in your brain activity using neuroimaging techniques called magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The study will involve a short telephone interview, an online questionnaire and one or two neuroimaging sessions, which take approximately 2 hours (MEG) and 30 minutes (MRI). We will reimburse you £30 for your time.

For more information, please email Giedre Cepukaityte: giedre.cepukaityte@psych.ox.ac.uk