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Reaching and grasping study for 18-25 year olds

Posted: Oct 01, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 25 Years  •  Start Date: Oct 01, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 3 Hours

The MCCN Lab is looking for young adults for a research study exploring how brain structure and function, cognitive ability, and personality traits influence the control of reaching and grasping movements.

Brain study for individuals aged 60-85

Posted: Sep 25, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 60 - 85 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Hours

We are currently recruiting participants aged 60-85 to take part in a study that measures brain activity associated with various cognitive processes.

Researchers seek Mandarin native speakers for study about second language English

Posted: Sep 24, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 50 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 90 Minutes

We are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a set of language experiments being conducted by Dr. Carrie Jackson for research purposes at Pennsylvania State University. In order to be eligible to participate in this study you must be 18-50 years old, a native speaker of Mandarin and a proficient second language speaker of English.

Participants sought for a diet study looking at the health benefits of dietary oils

Posted: Sep 23, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 20 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 26 Weeks

Regular smokers needed for PAID fMRI study

Posted: Sep 22, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 45 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 6 Hours

Right-handed adults needed for PAID fMRI olfactory study

Posted: Sep 22, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 45 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 4 Hours

Free-living study on soy protein's effects on cardiovascular disease

Posted: Sep 17, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 35 - 60 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 22 Weeks

Recruiting Spanish Bilinguals for MRI Study

Posted: Sep 16, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Hours

The purpose of this study is to examine the differences between bilinguals and monolinguals in their neural mechanism for language processing.

Recruiting Monolingual English Speakers for MRI Study

Posted: Sep 16, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Hours

The purpose of this study is to examine the differences between bilinguals and monolinguals in their neural mechanism for language processing.

Parent and Child (4-6y/o) Volunteers Sought for Study about Fun, Educational Toys!

Posted: Sep 15, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 4 - 6 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

The Cognitive and Social Development lab at Penn State is recruiting children age 4, 5, and 6-years-old to voluntarily participate with a parent in a study about educational toys. We are interested in what you and your child think about educational toys and how you use them.

Researchers seek volunteers for study of health benefits of walnuts

Posted: Sep 14, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 30 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Sep 14, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 24 Weeks

Healthy, non-smoking men and women are needed for a research study examining the effects of walnuts on cardiovascular disease risk factors. We are seeking participants 30 - 65 years of age with a BMI of 26-40 kg/m2. Subjects must be healthy, non-smoking, not allergic to any nuts, and not taking medications for high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, or inflammatory conditions. Participants will be provided with all food and drinks for 20 weeks. There will be one 2-week run-in diet and three 6-week feeding periods with two 2-week compliance breaks in between, for a total time commitment of 24 weeks. At the completion of the study participants will receive lab results and compensation of $300. If you are interested in learning more about the study, please call toll free 1 866-PSU-DIET (1-866-778-3438) or email psudiet@gmail.com, mention the Walnut Study, and leave your name and a contact number. This study is being conducted by Dr. Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, at Penn State University.

Researchers seek healthy post-menopausal women for blood pressure study

Posted: Sep 11, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 60 - 80 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 4 Hours

Blood pressure regulation study

Researchers seek men and women 40-75yrs who are on HCTZ or Lisinopril for high blood pressure.

Posted: Sep 08, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 40 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 12 Hours

3-4 visits to Noll Laboratory will be required

Volunteers Needed For Nutrition Study

Posted: Sep 05, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 20 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 6 Weeks

The Food Lab in 226 Henderson on Penn State’s main campus is looking for lean and overweight female volunteers between the ages of 20 - 65 to participate in a human research study. The study involves having lunch on one day a week for 4 weeks and a questionnaire visit during a fifth week. All study visits will take place in our lab in Henderson Building. In addition to the free meals, there will be monetary compensation of up to $90. To hear more, please call Christine @ 863-8482.

Volunteers needed for smoking study

Posted: Sep 04, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Hours

Healthy daily smokers needed to complete 4 short sessions examining the effects of different levels of nicotine content on smoking behaviors and ratings.

Researchers seek participants for fMRI study

Posted: Sep 04, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 90 Minutes

Researchers seeks adults over age 60 for study on sedentary behavior

Posted: Sep 03, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 60 +  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 14 Days

Researchers seek healthy 7-10 year old children for a fun food study!

Posted: Sep 01, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 7 - 10 Years  •  Start Date: Aug 06, 2013 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 4 Weeks

Help us learn how children respond to food advertising!

Researchers seeking undergraduates for study on pain, stress, and emotions

Posted: Sep 01, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

We are currently seeking undergraduate participants for the PASS2 study, which includes investigation of connections between perceived stress, mood, physical pain, behavior, and health.

Researchers seek highly proficient Spanish-English bilinguals who codeswitch

Posted: Aug 25, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Jul 31, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

This study investigates how language is processed by people who know two languages. We seek participants who know Spanish as a native language and who learned English as a second language. Specifically, we seek habitual codeswitchers, people who switch between Spanish and English within the course of a conversation on a daily basis.

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