Take part in our experiments

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

In this study, you will be first asked to discriminate between two types of stimuli that will be presented very briefly and the following task involves reporting cued stimuli as quickly and accurately as possible. Voluntary study; you have the right to withdraw at any time. You will be rewarded £10 for your participation. 
 
The impact of environmentally-induced visual discomfort on cognitive load
Our primary aim is to investigate the interaction between visual discomfort related to environmental scenes and cognitive load. In this pilot study, you will be asked to judge the perceived discomfort of a range of visual scenes. Voluntary study but you can enter a prize lottery draw for a £20 Amazon voucher. 
 
We are currently looking for participants to take part in our online study, investigating the impact of coronavirus pandemic on our eating habits. You will have the opportunity to win one of two Amazon gift vouchers each with a value of £50.00 in exchange for your participation
 
We are currently looking for male and female participants to take part in our online study, investigating how people eat and appreciate new foods. You will have the opportunity to win one of two Amazon gift vouchers each with a value of £50.00 in exchange for your participation.
 
You will be asked some basic questions about your home life, followed by subsequent sections each asking you to reflect on how you eat. Towards the end of the survey, you will briefly be asked whether you or someone in your household has been affected by COVID-19. Participants will be entered into a prize draw to win £50
 
The aim of this study is to develop objective measures of reward processing. This study will involve one study visit and will take approximately 4 hours in total. Participants will be reimbursed £40
  
This is a research project looking at how manipulating certain stress hormones and neurotransmitters affects a part of the brain called the locus coeruleus. will reimburse you £100 for your time spent on the whole study period.
 
We are conducting research to gain a better understanding of well-being and happiness. This is an online study and participants will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 5, £100 prizes
 
This study investigates how humans look at paintings while wearing a mobile eye tracker. Participants will be reimbursed £10
 
The purpose of this research is to examine whether there are differences in the use of verbal and visual processing between children with and without Autism Spectrum Condition during planning. Participants will be reimbursed up to £10
 
Participants are asked to complete an eye tracking task that involves following a target on a screen with their eyes. This should take approximately 15 minutes. They are then asked to complete a questionnaire about aspects of their personality. 

This study investigates how people perceive negative facial expressions of emotions. Doing so allows us to learn how mere visual information can be used to form social impressions of others. Participants will be reimbursed £10
 
This is part of a long term research project looking at the biological impact of the stress hormones cortisol, on brain activity and cognition. Participants will be reimbursed £400
 
We are currently recruiting participants to take part in a study investigating how motor skills affect aiming ability. Participants will be reimbursed £10
 
Our study aims to investigate the relationship between certain personality traits and perception. Participants will be reimbursed £5 
 
Participants needed for study looking into how information is processed on Twitter. Participants will be reimbursed £5 for 40 minutes
  
We are conducting a pilot study to investigate subjective, physiological, and behavioural measures of stress after exposure to the pheromones. Participants will be reimbursed £10
   
The purpose of this research is to examine whether there are differences in the use of verbal and visual processing between adults with and without ASC during planning. Participants will be reimbursed £10
 
This study investigates the way in which individuals remember words. Your task will be to remember a set of words that will be presented to you. We are interested in how many words you can remember during a recall session after the presentation of these words £5 reimbursement.
  
Mood Following Simple Verbal Tasks 4
This study involves one session lasting 1hr and offers £10 reimbursement.
  

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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