Before a study is ready to be used with individuals in the MRI scanner, we first pilot the study in our lab. This gives us the opportunity to test a new procedure or stimulus presentation. Usually behavioral studies consist of 1-2 hours of volunteer time in our lab in which individuals are presented with words or pictures on the computer screen and are asked to respond to the items by pressing buttons on the keyboard.
To be eligible for a behavioral study you must:
- be 18–30 years of age
- be a native English speaker (having learned English by age 6)
- have at least a high school diploma
- not have had any neurological disorders or diseases (e.g., stroke, head injury, epilepsy, seizures, brain tumors, brain surgery, Parkinson's Disease)
- not have had diagnosis or suspicion of dyslexia or a learning disability
Please contact Aron K. Barbey (Barbey@Illinois.edu) if you would like to learn more about our current behavioral studies and are potentially interested in participating.