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Opportunities to earn money by participating in experiments are listed below.
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A simple computer game

Payment: $8-11/session depending on performance and session
Duration: 1 hour
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Description:
We are conducting an experiment on human perceptual decision-making. You will hear sound coming from either left side or right side, and will be asked to indicate your choice by making an eye-movement to the corresponding side. This experiment takes about 1 hour to 1.2 hours per session.

**NOTE**
Eligibility: Must be 18 years old or older, have ...(full description)
 

Behavioral Learning Experiment

Payment: $10
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jul 29 - 5:00 PM (0 slots) register
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Description:
The Thompson-Schill lab is looking for participants for a new behavioral experiment. It will take less than an hour (about 30 minutes) to complete and will consist of a series of learning tasks that take place on a computer. Eligibility criteria are the following: Between 18 and 30 years old, right-handed, native English speaker, no known learning ...(full description)
 

Daily activity and fMRI

Payment: $160
Duration: 3 visits. Visit 1 (2.5 hours), Visit 2 (3.5 hours), Visit 3 (2 hours)
Sessions:
  • Monday, Aug 17 - 12:00 PM (89 slots) register
Description:
***NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED.***

If you wish to participate, please click the link below to complete the 5-min screening (We will contact you if you're eligible):

https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MRsNtKp9RcNPkV?Session=exatpenn


Earn up to $160 for participation in an fMRI study

Must be ...(full description)
 

Environmental Memory Task

Payment: $15
Duration: 1.5 hour
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Jul 30 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 30 - 3:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 30 - 5:00 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
The Epstein Lab is recruiting for a new behavioral study. In this experiment you will learn the layout of a novel, virtual environment. Once you have completed the learning task your memory for the location of objects within the environment will be tested. The experiment will last for one and a half hours and you will be compensated with $15.00 for ...(full description)
 

Family Relationships Study

Payment: $50 per person
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Friday, Oct 30 - 10:00 AM (996 slots) register
Description:
NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED. If you wish to participate, please go to https://sasupenn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9stabC5MlLxqSs5 to complete the screening.

Study description:

 Are you living with a spouse, committed life partner, parent, or adult child?

 Are you both fluent in written & spoken Englis ...(full description)
 

HD-tDCS and Decision Making

Payment: $80 for full study+ 4 additional payoffs
Duration: 4 sessions (first session is half an hour, remaining three are 1.5 hours)
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Sep 30 - 2:30 PM (96 slots) register
Description:
**To schedule a session please call 215-746-4371. Disregard date and times listed.

The Kable Lab is running a study using HD-tDCS (High Definition transcranial Direct Current Stimulation) to examine its role in decision-making. HD-tDCS sessions involve noninvasive brain stimulation.

Study details:
• Visit 1: Answer behavioral questions (0. ...(full description)
 

Language Study

Payment: $10
Duration: 1 hr
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Jul 30 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
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Description:
********Must be a MONOLINGUAL NATIVE speaker of English***********
In this study, we are interested in investigating the cognitive mechanisms that support sentence processing in a second language. To simulate a second language acquisition scenario with Monolingual native speakers of English, we will ask you to learn some novel words and then carry ...(full description)
 

Neuroimaging of Cognitive Control

Payment: 50
Duration: 2 hours
Sessions:
  • Friday, Jul 31 - 8:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 3 - 8:00 AM (1 slots) register
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  • Wednesday, Aug 5 - 8:00 AM (2 slots) register
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  • Friday, Aug 14 - 8:00 AM (2 slots) register
Description:
***PLEASE DO NOT ABIDE BY THE POSTED TIME SLOTS!*** Contact the research coordinator, Dustin Luchmee to schedule a prescreening. We cannot register participants before ensuring safety and eligibility of participation. Please email dustin.luchmee@richmond.edu if you are interested with a telephone number and convenient time to schedule a <10 minute ...(full description)
 

Route Planning

Payment: $10.00
Duration: 60 minutes
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Jul 30 - 10:30 AM (0 slots) register
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  • Thursday, Jul 30 - 4:30 PM (0 slots) register
Description:
We are recruiting Junior and Senior Penn students with a high familiarity of the Penn campus for a 60 minute behavioral study examining knowledge of the Penn campus. We may ask you to come back for a subsequent fMRI study. If you are not interested in participating in the fMRI portion of the experiment, please do not sign up. Participants will rece ...(full description)
 

Social interaction 9

Payment: $20 on average
Duration: About 20 minutes online + about 1h 10min in the lab
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jul 29 - 4:30 PM (2 slots) register
Description:
In this study, we try to understand how people interact in various scenarios with implications for their earnings. First, there is an online part, which consists of a survey, which you will complete a few days before coming to the lab and it will take about 20 minutes. Second, there is a lab part, which will take place in the Solomon Labs and lasts ...(full description)
 

tDCSCognition

Payment: $20 per hour
Duration: 30-60 minutes (Contact adamsflake@gmail.com to schedule times)
Sessions:
  • Monday, Aug 3 - 6:00 AM (2 slots) register
Description:
The Hamilton Lab at the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation is looking for participants interested in an ongoing Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) study. tDCS is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique (i.e. no needles) that involves the administration of a small amount of current through brain structures before, during, ...(full description)
 

TV News Programming and Decision-Making

Payment: $15
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Sessions:
  • Saturday, Aug 1 - 12:00 PM (36 slots) register
Description:
IGNORE APPOINTMENT TIMES - Please contact Mark Toubman (NewsStoryStudy@gmail.com) for details and scheduling.

Participants wanted for a study on TV News Programming and decision-making at the Annenberg Communication Neuroscience Lab. Compensation is $15 for up to 1.5 hours. Requirements: You must (1) be at least 18 to 25 years old. Please contac ...(full description)
 

Virtual Navigation Experiment

Payment: $5.00
Duration: 30 minutes
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jul 29 - 4:30 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
The Epstein Lab is recruiting participants for a behavioral study. In this experiment you will learn the locations of objects in a virtual environment and then be tested on your memory for those locations. The experiment will last half an hour and you will be compensated with $5.00 for participating.