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

Compounds Study

Payment: $40
Duration: 135 minutes
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Apr 17 - 4:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 21 - 7:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 25 - 6:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Jan 3 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Jan 10 - 6:00 AM (1 slots) register
Description:
REQUIREMENTS:
Must be native speaker of English, with normal or corrected-to-normal vision and a normal neurologic history. Must not have metal implants in body, cardiac pacemakers, claustrophobia, or other contraindication to MRI scanning.
DESCRIPTION:
While lying in an fMRI scanner, the participant will read a series of two-word phrases, wh ...(full description)
 

Economic Decision-Making 1

Payment: $8 + potential additional earnings
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Apr 17 - 11:00 AM (4 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 22 - 12:00 PM (2 slots) register
Description:
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EXPERIMENT, YOU MUST ARRANGE TO COME TO THE LAB WITH A FRIEND OR SOMEONE WITH WHOM YOU ARE CLOSELY ACQUAINTED. BOTH YOU AND YOUR FRIEND MUST SIGN UP FOR THE SAME TIMESLOT. You will take part in a variety of economic decision-making tasks which will last approximately 1 hour. You will be guaranteed a base payment of $ ...(full description)
 

Economic Decision-Making 2

Payment: $8 + potential additional earnings
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Apr 23 - 11:30 AM (14 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 23 - 2:30 PM (12 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 24 - 12:00 PM (12 slots) register
Description:
You will take part in a variety of economic decision-making tasks which will last approximately 1 hour. You will be guaranteed a base payment of $8 and may be given extra money depending on decisions made throughout the experiment. We estimate that each person’s final payment will be roughly $17.50. (Please note this is the average, and cannot be ...(full description)
 

Face Perception Study

Payment: $20.00
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Sunday, Jun 29 - 6:00 AM (10 slots) register
Description:
To sign up for this study, you must complete this survey and a member of the research team will contact you if you qualify. The Epstein Lab is recruiting Penn undergraduate and graduate students for an fMRI experiment on human perception of faces. Th ...(full description)
 

fMRI & Decision Making

Payment: Eligible participants will be compensated for time and travel.
Duration: 15 weeks
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Apr 23 - 2:00 PM (5 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 30 - 10:00 AM (5 slots) register
  • Wednesday, May 7 - 2:00 PM (5 slots) register
Description:
This experiment involves completing a 10 week brain training program by playing computer games from home. You will also be asked to attend several in-person sessions and make choices about money to receive while inside a brain scanner at HUP.

Before you can enroll in this study you will need to undergo an initial phone screening call and attend ...(full description)
 

Indoor Environments fMRI study

Payment: $20.00
Duration: 60 Minutes
Sessions:
  • Sunday, Jun 29 - 6:00 AM (17 slots) register
Description:
To sign up for this study, you must complete this survey and a member of the research team will contact you if you qualify. The Epstein Lab is recruiting Penn undergraduate and graduate students for an fMRI experiment on human perception of indoor sc ...(full description)
 

Monetary decisions II

Payment: $5 plus task-based incentives
Duration: 30 minutes
Sessions:
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 2:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 3:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 4:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 4:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 5:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 5:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 6:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 6:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 7:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 7:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 8:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - 8:30 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
Participants will perform a computer-based decision-making task.

Requirements: Age 18-35. Must provide your Social Security Number (for payment purposes) at the appointment.
 

Penn Campus Knowledge (fMRI)

Payment: $20
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Saturday, May 31 - 6:00 AM (55 slots) register
Description:
The Epstein Lab is recruiting juniors and seniors for a fMRI experiment on students' knowledge of buildings and locations on Penn's campus. To sign up for this study, you must complete this survey and a member of the research team will contac ...(full description)