Take part in our experiments

We are looking for volunteers to take part in the following experiments:

Mood Following Simple Verbal Tasks 3
This study involves one session, lasting 1hr 15min to 1hr 30 min and offers £15 reimbursement.

Visual Function in Migraine
We are currently looking for male and female participant

Exploring Cognitive Control in a Simon Task
This study uses a so-called “Simon task”. During the experiment, you will see a coloured square on each trial. You will have to click on the right or the left side of the screen depending on the colour, while ignoring the position of the square.

Consumer Evaluation of Higher-Protein Biscuits
We are currently looking for male and female participants aged over 40 years. Participants will be asked to attend 1 session in the laboratory for no longer than 40 minutes.

World Food Study 2
This study aims to identify people’s willingness to try different varieties of world foods. The experiment will take part over two test sessions lasting 1 hour and a half in total. You will be provided full meals at both test sessions.

The Sandwich Study
We currently looking for male and female participants to take part in our study, investigating how people eat and appreciate different sandwiches.

Categorising Words
This study investigates the way in which the human visual system recognises words during reading.

Coloured object naming study
In this experiment, you will be presented with a series of line drawings of common objects on a computer screen which will be presented in various colours (e.g., “blue monkey”, “yellow cup”, etc.). Your job will be to name them as quickly and accurately as possible.

Understanding Human Well-being Online Survey
Have an opportunity to win one of five £100 prizes by taking part in our survey.

Does your arm do what your brain wants it to?
We are running a research project to investigate production of grip force by the brain, spinal cord and muscles 

Bristol Vision Institute and BBC R&D
This 1 hour study offers £7 reimbursement for just watching TV!

Learning to Recognize Novel Objects 
This study investigates the way in which the human visual system recognizes novel (made up) objects

Investigating the acceptability of commercial foods
Male and female participants aged 18-70 required. £150 reimbursement offered for participation in a 12-day food trail (lab presence for only 5 days). 

Blood Pressure Study
In this study, we are looking for people with high blood pressure to take part.

Enhanced Television Broadcast Formats
The University of Bristol Vision Institute in partnership with BBC R&D is currently running paid psychology experiments on enhanced television broadcast formats and needs your help with an experiment. 

Investigating The relationship between state-anxiety and alcohol-related behaviours
This study is currently looking for people between the ages of 18 and 50 years old who drink alcohol at least weekly. Participants must speak English as their first language (or have an equivalent level of fluency) and be in good physical and psychiatric health.

Participants who used coloured filters for reading needed for experiments on visual stress
Participants needed (16-35 years old) who use coloured overlays, lenses or screen filters for reading. 


Please be aware that we do not keep contact information for the experiments listed above and we will not be able to contact the researcher on your behalf.

Please also check the Nutrirition and Behaviour Unit studies and the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group studies for further experiments.

We always need volunteers to take part in our studies

Most studies reimburse you for your time. The amount varies depending on the nature of each study and the funding source, so please contact the researcher for details.

Please note there is free parking available for all participants however this does depend on availability, please ask your researcher if you require parking.

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Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG)

List of all current TARG studies

Nutrition and Behaviour Unit (NBU)

List of all current NBU studies

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