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Volunteers required for different neuroscience research

1) Blood Test for Mood Disorders
The Bahn lab at the University of Cambridge is developing a simple blood-spot test that can predict the onset of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder (BD). We are currently carrying out research into what the best application of this test will be, and who will find it particularly useful.
For example, the test could be made available to order online, allowing anyone experiencing mild forms of depression to keep track of their mental health. Monitoring the biological aspect of mental health may prompt lifestyle changes that could prevent the onset of clinical mood disorders.

We are really interested in hearing the opinions of everyone - both those that have experienced mood disorders, and everyone else who is interested in looking after their mental health.

If you would like to take part, please complete this anonymous survey:

2) MEG Study

Would you like a well-paid break from revision?

We very much need people to take part in an MEG study of time perception.
You will receive £25 for a session that takes about 2.5 hours and
involves looking at faces on a computer screen.

There are free timeslots throughout the next few weeks.

We’d very much appreciate your help. If you’d like to take part, or would
like to find out more, please contact:

Dr William Matthews

3) Oxytocin Study
We are writing to invite you to take part in a new behavioural experiment looking at the effect of Oxytocin on social behaviours.

The session lasts 2h and you will be paid £25. The study involves Oxytocin nasal spray administration and will take place in Addenbrooke’s site.

We will be running the study until end of September so if you are not available now, you can sign up in advance for a slot later on.

To participate, you have to be Caucasian, Male, over 18 years.

If you are interested and eligible, please e-mail and we will send you more information.

4) Psychology Study
I am a PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry, recruiting participants for a study investigating how personality differences in the general population may be associated with different learning styles. I have slots available in April and May.

If you would like to take part, you will be invited to come to the BCNI on Downing Site for a single visit lasting approximately one hour. During the visit, you will fill out some questionnaires on your experiences and behaviour, and play a computerised learning task.

You will be reimbursed £8 for your time, and in addition to this you will have the opportunity to also win some extra money on the task (up to a maximum of £4).

If you are interested in participating, or if you would like to know more information, please contact myself, Juliet Griffin, at

Posted on 13/05/2015

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