Experiments@Penn
Listed below are opportunities for registered members of the University of Pennsylvania community to earn money by participating in experiments. In order to participate, you must have a University of Pennsylvania affiliation, as this website is for students, staff, and faculty only.
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

Dynamic Network Neuroscience and Cognition

Payment: $85
Duration: 3.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Friday, Aug 4 - 11:00 AM (11 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)
 

GeoScanning Smoking Study

Payment: up to $315.60 in cash + $60 in gift cards
Duration: 2 months + follow up phone call 3 months later
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jul 31 - 6:00 AM (23 slots) register
Description:
*** PLEASE DISREGARD THE TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED ****

Are you a smoker and own an iPhone or Android smartphone? You may be eligible to participate in a 3-appointment study examining neural and smoking behavior and earn over $300 while getting paid through participation.

Please visit http://bit.ly//geoscanstudy to take our 5 minut ...(full description)
 

Impact of Dance on Physical & Psychological Health

Payment: $60 plus Fitbit Device
Duration: 8 weeks
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jun 5 - 6:00 AM (38 slots) register
Description:
*** PLEASE DISREGARD THE TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED ****

We are seeking females ages 18-23 who have been diagnosed with depression to participate in an 8-week study of dance at the University of Pennsylvania. The program will take place from June-August 2017, and will occur 3 days a week for one hour per session. Schedule to be determined.

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Political News and fMRI

Payment: $45
Duration: 2-2.5 hrs
Sessions:
  • Friday, May 26 - 8:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, May 27 - 9:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, May 27 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
Description:
If you would like to participate in this study, you MUST (in this order):
1. complete the online survey at this URL: http://bit.ly/upennpoliticalnews
2. register for an available study session slot
3. email falklab.watchingnews@gmail.com to confirm that you completed the survey and will come for an MRI during the time you registered for
4. you ...(full description)
 

tDCS, fNIRS and Cognition

Payment: $15/hr, + a $10/session bonus upon study completion
Duration: approx. 12 hrs
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, May 31 - 12:00 PM (16 slots) register
Description:
****PLEASE DISREGARD THE LISTED SESSIONS AND TIMES****

This is a multi-session tDCS study, and we are looking for reliable volunteers to participate. The study will take place over 7 sessions, laid out below:

Session 1 (Tue, Wed or Fri): Study overview, screening, cognitive tests (3hrs)
Session 2 (Mon): tDCS+fNIRS + cognitive tests (1.5hrs)
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TMS and Object Judgments

Payment: $15/hr, + a $10/session bonus upon study completion
Duration: Two sessions of 1.5hrs each
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, May 31 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, May 31 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, May 31 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Jun 30 - 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!**

This experiment involves two sessions of approximately 1.5 hours each. During each session, you will complete a computer task in ...(full description)
 

Virtual Museum Guide fMRI Experiment

Payment: $45 ($10 on day 1 and $35 (or more) on day 2
Duration: 1 hour on day 1 and 2 hours on day 2
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Jun 1 - 8:00 PM (194 slots) register
  • Friday, Jun 2 - 7:00 PM (199 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jun 7 - 8:00 PM (200 slots) register
  • Friday, Jun 9 - 8:00 PM (200 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jun 13 - 7:00 PM (200 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jun 14 - 8:00 PM (200 slots) register
  • Friday, Jun 16 - 7:00 PM (200 slots) register
Description:
The Epstein Lab is recruiting participants for an fMRI study. In this experiment, you will learn how to give a tour of a virtual museum and then be tested on your ability to be a tour guide in this museum.

The experiment requires participation over two days. The experiment will last one hour on the first day for training, and you will be compens ...(full description)