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

.Decision Experiment II

Payment: Up to $20 (minimum: $10)
Duration: approx. 30-45 minutes
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Mar 29 - 12:00 PM (7 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 29 - 2:00 PM (15 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 29 - 4:00 PM (13 slots) register
  • Friday, Mar 31 - 10:00 AM (16 slots) register
  • Friday, Mar 31 - 12:00 PM (15 slots) register
  • Friday, Mar 31 - 2:00 PM (14 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 3 - 12:00 PM (21 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 3 - 2:00 PM (18 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 3 - 4:00 PM (19 slots) register
Description:
In this new 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
 

Brain Stimulation and Learning

Payment: $20
Duration: 1hr
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Mar 29 - 10:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 29 - 11:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 29 - 12:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 30 - 10:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 30 - 11:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 3 - 2:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 3 - 3:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 3 - 4:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 5 - 9:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 5 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 5 - 2:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 5 - 3:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 5 - 4:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 5 - 5:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 6 - 9:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 6 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 6 - 11:30 AM (1 slots) register
Description:
The Thompson-Schill lab is interested in how non-invasive brain stimulation affects learning.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive method in which weak electric current is passed through parts of the brain. In the experiment, you will complete a computerized learning task during 20 minutes of tDCS. We will also colle ...(full description)
 

Dynamic Network Neuroscience and Cognition

Payment: $85
Duration: 3.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Apr 3 - 9:00 AM (20 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)
 

Dynamic Network Neuroscience of Task Adaptation

Payment: $20 per hour
Duration: 90 minutes
Sessions:
  • Saturday, Apr 8 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 8 - 11:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 8 - 1:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 8 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 8 - 4:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 12 - 6:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 15 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 15 - 11:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 15 - 12:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 15 - 2:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 15 - 4:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Sunday, Apr 16 - 9:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Sunday, Apr 16 - 11:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Sunday, Apr 16 - 12:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Sunday, Apr 16 - 2:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Sunday, Apr 16 - 4:00 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
In this study, you will be scanned in a functional MRI and take a short survey.

If you would like to participate in this study, register for the available slot and email jsoffer@seas.upenn.edu to confirm. Once your slot has been confirmed, you will also be asked to come to the offices in Hayden Hall for a 30 minute safety screening in addition ...(full description)
 

Goal-setting and attainment

Payment: $8 Starbucks gift card
Duration: 2 part study. 1st part: 20 minute survey, 2nd part: 5 minute online survey 1 week later
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Mar 28 - 5:00 PM (2 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Mar 28 - 6:00 PM (2 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 30 - 6:00 PM (3 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 30 - 7:00 PM (3 slots) register
Description:
Come to the Positive Psychology Center and take a brief survey related to goal-setting. The first part will be 30 minutes in total and you will be sent a brief follow-up survey one week later. You will receive an $8 Starbucks gift card after completing both parts. Students only. If you have any questions, feel free to email gresearch2017@gmail.com!
 

GridGame Experiment

Payment: $5 - $7 (depending on your score at end of the game)
Duration: 30-40 min.
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Mar 29 - 2:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 29 - 3:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 3 - 12:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 4 - 12:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 5 - 2:30 PM (0 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.
 

Image Perception fMRI Study

Payment: $80 plus performance bonuses
Duration: 4 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Apr 24 - 10:00 AM (7 slots) register
Description:
***NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE AND TIME POSTED.***

The Bassett Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is looking for participants for a functional MRI experiment on image perception.

In order to participate in this study, you must first complete the online eligibility survey at this URL:

https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b4ui ...(full description)
 

NASA Cognition Study

Payment: Up to $235
Duration: (1) 210 min familiarization; (3) 150 min testing sessions
Sessions:
  • Sunday, Dec 31 - 12:00 PM (4 slots) register
Description:
***** DISREGARD AVAILABLE EXPERIMENT SESSIONS - MANY SLOTS STILL AVAILBLE *****
********* CALL 215-898-9951 TO SCHEDULE FAMILIARIZATION SESSION *********

Eligibility Criteria:
1. At least a Masters or Masters Equivalent
2. Proficient in English
3. 25-55 Years of age
4. No history of:
a. Convulsions or seizures
b. Epilepsy
c. ...(full description)
 

tDCS and Mirror Illusion

Payment: $15/hr
Duration: Two sessions of 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, May 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!**

Participants in this study will be asked to perform one of two motor tasks with their right hand while looking at the reflection ...(full description)
 

tDCS, fNIRS and Cognition

Payment: See Description
Duration: approx. 11 hrs
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, May 31 - 12:00 PM (7 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 (Thurs or Fri): Study overview, screening, cognitive tests (2.5hrs)
Session 2 (Mon): tDCS+fNIRS + cognitive tests (1.5hrs)
...(full description)
 

TMS and 2 Points Discimmination

Payment: session 1: $15 or $10 (if less than 1 hr) sessions 2 & 3: $25/hr
Duration: up to 3 sessions, 1 hour each (enrollment in sessions 2 and 3 will be based on performance in 1)
Sessions:
  • Friday, Mar 31 - 6:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, May 1 - 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 ...(full description)
 

TMS and Pain Perception

Payment: $25/hour
Duration: Two sessions of 1.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Friday, Mar 31 - 6:00 AM (1 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 separate sessions of 1-1.5 hours each. During each session, you will receive warm temperature stimul ...(full description)