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: $70
Duration: 3 hours
Sessions:
  • Friday, Aug 4 - 11:00 AM (7 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:
  • Tuesday, Jul 31 - 6:00 AM (21 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: 6-7 weeks
Sessions:
  • Monday, Sep 4 - 6:00 AM (30 slots) register
Description:
*** PLEASE DISREGARD THE TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED ****

We are seeking females ages 18-30 who have been diagnosed with depression to participate in an 6-7 week study of dance at the University of Pennsylvania. The program will take place from September-October 2017, and will occur 3 days a week for one hour per session. Please contact for a mo ...(full description)
 

Magnification of vision

Payment: $15/hour + $10*number of sessions completion bonus
Duration: 1 hour and 30 min
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Aug 10 - 6:00 AM (7 slots) register
  • Saturday, Aug 19 - 6:00 AM (30 slots) register
Description:
In this study, participants will be asked to look at an object in normal or magnified vision while receiving TMS stimulation at the motor cortex. There is only one session for this study.

To be eligible you:
-Must be right-handed
-Must be older than 18 years of age
-Must have had a previous research MRI of your head
-Cannot be pregnant
-Ha ...(full description)
 

Story Listening Study

Payment: $50
Duration: 2.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jul 31 - 6:00 AM (44 slots) register
Description:
*** PLEASE DISREGARD THE TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED ****

Get paid to listen to stories

You may be eligible to participate in a ~2.5hr study examining neural activity and story telling, and earn $50!

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Communication Department are looking for research study participants. We are interested ...(full description)
 

tDCS, fNIRS and Cognition Study

Payment: $15/hr, + a $10/session bonus upon study completion
Duration: approx. 12 hrs
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Aug 31 - 6:00 AM (12 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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