Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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Researchers at Penn State are conducting a large, multi-site study to develop test norms for a commonly used measure to assess thinking speed, the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT). Prior to being enrolled in the study, you will be required to go through a telephone screen to see if you are eligible for our study. If you are eligible, we will schedule you to come in for a session during which you will be asked to complete a number of questionnaires and paper and pencil tests.
The Mood, Odor, and Cognition Study at Penn State is recruiting research volunteers for a study examining nicotine addiction in adults with and without ADHD symptoms. Participants will complete questionnaires and, if eligible, complete cognitive tasks in an MRI scanner.
Purpose of the study: To investigate the effects of consuming particular spices upon exercise-induced muscle cramps.
Seeking heterosexual men research participants for Penn State University study on men's sexuality. Participants need to be heterosexual men between the ages of 30 and 69 and can be from ANY REGION IN THE U.S. MEN IN THEIR 30s must have children. This is an interview study regarding attitudes and experiences, conducted via Skype or phone. Interviews take about 2 hours, are confidential, and participants are paid $25 for their time.
We are asking mothers to be in this research study if they recently gave birth to a child who has been admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) so we can better understand the challenges faced by mothers in this situation. We hope the information will improve future research and policies that can help families with babies in the NICU.
We are looking for people (18+ years old) to participate in an EEG study. Participants will wear a cap on their heads that contains electrodes which will read their brainwaves while they do a computer task. This equipment is non-invasive but we will be putting some electrode gel in you hair. Shampoo and towels are available for participants to wash their hair afterwards if they like. The study will last a little less than 2 hours and pays $20.
Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for Mandarin-English volunteers who either play an instrument (or sing) OR have minimal to no musical training.
We are seeking healthy older adults between the ages of 60-85 for a study of the brain during healthy aging.
The Motor Control, Cognition, and Neuroimaging Lab at Penn State is recruiting research volunteers for a study examining motor function and cognition in adults with and without ADHD. Eligible participants will come to our lab to fill out questionnaires, play computer games and virtual reality tasks and if interested, take part in an MRI study.
Males and females above the age of 18 are sought to take part in a brief study that looks at eye gaze patterns while viewing a 5 – 6 minute video of a conversation partner. The study should take maximum of 15 minutes to complete, and participants will be compensated $5 for their time. An initial, 5-minute, online screening form will be emailed to potential participants before coming to the lab.
Purpose of the study: To investigate impairments in blood pressure control in hypertension. Examples of diuretics include: HCTZ, Lasix, Spironolactone and Dyazide.
Help us learn what kids think about food! You and your child may be eligible for a fun food study. We will ask your child to taste foods and eat meals in our lab.
The purpose of this 18-month project is to examine the relationship between decision-making and weight status and how different components of decision-making influence food choice and consumption in adolescents.
Help us teach children to eat in response to their body’s hunger and fullness signals!
Healthy postmenopausal women needed for study investigating the effect of age and estrogen on blood pressure. We are investigating the effects of age and estrogen on blood pressure and the ability of beetroot juice to lower blood pressure in postmenopausal women. This study will help us to better understand the mechanisms responsible for elevated blood pressure responses in postmenopausal women. You will be provided $80 upon completion of 4 visits to the lab.
Purpose of the study: To investigate reductions in nerve activity and blood flow in the skin due to age
Volunteers are needed to participate in a study of bilingual language processing. Participants will be asked to complete computer-based tasks while wearing an EEG cap.
Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for musician volunteers whose native language is English and who have minimal to no experience with a second language.
Researchers in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Human Development are currently recruiting persons between the ages of 40-80 to participate in research exploring brain activation in the language network across time.