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Opportunities to earn money by participating in experiments are listed below.
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Open Experiment Sessions Order By Session Date

2 Point Discrimination TMS Study

Payment: $25/hour
Duration: 1.5 hrs/session (2 sessions)
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 6:00 AM (5 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 8 - 6:00 AM (5 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 15 - 6:00 AM (8 slots) register
Description:
This study consists of 2 TMS sessions. You will be asked to discriminate between 2 stimuli applied to your lips.

** The time slots are not official. Register but email braintms@mail.med.upenn.edu with title "2PD" to schedule the sessions.
 

African Americans with Anxiety

Payment: up to $75 each
Duration: 3-4 hours
Sessions:
  • Friday, Jul 29 - 6:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Oct 25 - 1:30 PM (28 slots) register
Description:
***PLEASE IGNORE THE SPECIFIC DATE AND TIME POSTED FOR THE STUDY***
Is any of the following true for you?
• I worry a lot about things that don’t bother other people so much.
• I am afraid of and avoid situations that are not really dangerous, for example,
o Public transportation and crowds.
o Traveling away from home or being home alone ...(full description)
 

Behavioral Learning Experiment

Payment: $10
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 9:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 10:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 27 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 27 - 2:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 27 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 27 - 3:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 28 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 28 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 28 - 10:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 28 - 11:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Jul 29 - 1:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Jul 29 - 1:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Jul 29 - 2:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Jul 29 - 2:30 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
**** PLEASE only sign up for a slot if you are available for said time slot. We can only test one subject at a time and if you do not show up, it is too late for someone else to sign up and the slot goes to waste. Thank you! *****

The Thompson-Schill lab is looking for participants for a new behavioral experiment. It will take less than an hour ...(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:
  • Sunday, Jul 31 - 1:30 PM (65 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)
 

Dynamic Network Neuroscience of Task Adaptation

Payment: $20 per hour
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 31 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jan 18 - 6:00 AM (992 slots) register
Description:
**PLEASE DISREGARD THE LISTED SESSION TIME**

In this study, you will be scanned in a functional MRI.

If you would like to participate in this study, email jsoffer@seas.upenn.edu to set up a date and time.

Criteria for Participation:
-Age: 20-30
-No history of significant medical, neurologic, or psychiatric disorder
-Native English s ...(full description)
 

Family Relationships Study

Payment: $50 per person
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Friday, Feb 7 - 6:00 AM (980 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)
 

Looking at Memory and Preference

Payment: $6 + gift
Duration: 30 minutes
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 1:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 3:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 3:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 4:30 PM (4 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 - 1:00 PM (2 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 - 1:30 PM (4 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 - 3:00 PM (4 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 - 3:30 PM (3 slots) register
Description:
***If you participated in the past study, “A Memory Task & a Decision Game,” you are not able to participate in this study.***

You are invited to take part in an experiment on memory and preferences. The experiment will last around 30 minutes. You will be compensated for your participation ($6) and may receive an additional gift.

Please ...(full description)
 

NASA Cognition Study

Payment: Up to $390
Duration: (1) 90 min familiarization; (15) 45 min testing sessions
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 9:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 9:00 AM (1 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. Epile ...(full description)
 

TMS ST Stim

Payment: $25/hour
Duration: 1.5 hrs/session (2 sessions)
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jul 25 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 6:00 AM (5 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 8 - 6:00 AM (5 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 15 - 6:00 AM (9 slots) register
Description:
This study consists of 2 TMS sessions. The study aims to measure changes in spatial awareness and feelings of connection following stimulation. During each session participants will receive stimulation and then complete some questionnaires.

** The time slots are not official sessions. Register but email braintms@mail.med.upenn.edu with title " ...(full description)