Experiments@Penn
Opportunities to earn money by participating in experiments are listed below.
To register for an experiment, simply click on the "register" link for a particular session. Please note that you may participate in only one session for any given experiment. You will need your PennKey and password to register
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Open Experiment Sessions Order By Session Date

.Decision Experiment

Payment: Up to $25 (minimum $10)
Duration: approx. 45-60 minutes
Sessions:
  • Friday, Jan 20 - 12:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Jan 20 - 2:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Jan 23 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Jan 23 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jan 25 - 12:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jan 25 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Jan 27 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Jan 27 - 2:00 PM (5 slots) register
  • Monday, Jan 30 - 12:00 PM (15 slots) register
  • Monday, Jan 30 - 2:00 PM (18 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Feb 1 - 12:00 PM (14 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Feb 1 - 2:00 PM (16 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 3 - 12:00 PM (12 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 3 - 2:00 PM (17 slots) register
  • Monday, Feb 6 - 12:00 PM (20 slots) register
  • Monday, Feb 6 - 2:00 PM (20 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Feb 8 - 12:00 PM (22 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Feb 8 - 2:00 PM (20 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 10 - 12:00 PM (22 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 10 - 2:00 PM (20 slots) register
Description:
In this study, you will make decisions in an interactive environment.

Eligibility criteria:
- between 18 and 35 years old
- fluent in English
- no history of neurological or psychological disorders

 

ADHD and Brain Stimulation Study

Payment: Eligible participants are compensated for time and travel
Duration: 4-6 weeks
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Jan 26 - 8:30 AM (2 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jan 26 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jan 26 - 12:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jan 31 - 8:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jan 31 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jan 31 - 12:30 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
Have you been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD? Are you interested in participating in research? If so then you may qualify for this research study evaluating the potential benefits of brain stimulation on mental performance!

Before you can enroll in this study you will need to complete an initial phone screening c ...(full description)
 

African Americans with Anxiety

Payment: up to $75 each
Duration: 3-4 hours
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Oct 25 - 1:30 PM (2 slots) register
Description:
***PLEASE IGNORE THE SPECIFIC DATE AND TIME POSTED FOR THE STUDY***
Is any of the following true for you?
• I worry a lot about things that don’t bother other people so much.
• I am afraid of and avoid situations that are not really dangerous, for example,
o Public transportation and crowds.
o Traveling away from home or being home alone ...(full description)
 

Dynamic Network Neuroscience and Cognition

Payment: $80
Duration: 3.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Apr 3 - 9:00 AM (51 slots) register
Description:
***PLEASE disregard the listed session and time. We are currently ONLY recruiting individuals that have participated in an MRI research study and are able to provide us with their previous scan file. If you have participated in an MRI study in the past but do not have the file on hand, we would be happy to provide you with a form that may be sent t ...(full description)
 

Find the correct target

Payment: $15+ bonus($15 ~ $30)
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Saturday, Jan 28 - 4:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Jan 28 - 6:00 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
You MUST email chakao@sas.upenn.edu right after signing up, or your MRI slot may be canceled.

Note:
The slot you are signing up for is an MRI scan slot.
You must not have any non-removable metalic object in your body, and you must not wear glasses (contact lenses are okay).
Once you sign up for MRI scan slot, we will schedule a practice sess ...(full description)
 

GridGame Experiment

Payment: $5 - $7 (depending on your score at end of the game)
Duration: 45 min.
Sessions:
  • Friday, Jan 20 - 12:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Jan 20 - 1:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Jan 20 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Jan 20 - 2:30 PM (2 slots) register
Description:
This experiment involves 2 participants playing a guessing game with each other using separate computers.

This game requires 2 participants to be present, so please do NOT sign up if you think there is a chance you won't be able to make it. If for some reason you MUST cancel, please try to do so at least 24 hours in advance.
 

Object learning study

Payment: 10$/hour
Duration: 1.5h X 4 sessions on separate days
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jan 25 - 6:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Saturday, Jan 28 - 4:00 PM (0 slots) register
Description:
The Thompson-Schill Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in a object learning study.

You will complete tasks on five separate days.

On the first four days, you will learn about a set of objects and perform some computer tasks in which you make judgements about the objects. Note that the fir ...(full description)
 

TMS and 2 points descrimination

Payment: first session is 15$ or 10$ (if less than 1 hour) and 25$ 2nd and 3rd
Duration: 3 session 1 hour each
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Jan 31 - 6:00 AM (2 slots) register
Description:
**PLEASE DISREGARD THE LISTED SESSION AND TIMES. If you wish to participate, SEND AN EMAIL to braintms@mail.med.upenn.edu to schedule a session. You MUST meet all of the eligibility criteria in order to participate!**
In this experiment, you will undergo 3 session. The task will be the same across sessions: the experimenter will touch your lips wi ...(full description)
 

TMS ST-Stim

Payment: $25 per hour
Duration: 2 sessions for 1.5 hours each
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Jan 31 - 6:00 AM (10 slots) register
Description:
**PLEASE DISREGARD THE LISTED SESSION AND TIMES. If you wish to participate, SEND AN EMAIL to braintms@mail.med.upenn.edu to schedule a session. You MUST meet all of the eligibility criteria in order to participate!**

The study aims to measure changes in spatial awareness and feelings of connection following stimulation. During each session part ...(full description)