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Please note, these project are active as of February 2022. If you take our screener, we'll be sure to contact you as soon as possible if you're eligible.

We currently have the following opportunities available for research participants:

Join us as a participant!

The Poldrack Lab is recruiting volunteers for studies of how learning, decision making, and executive function work in the brain.  These studies involve 12 sessions lasting up to 1.5 hours each. During each session, you will be scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging and/or perform computerized or paper and pencil behavioral tests.

Eligible participants must be between 18 and 40 years old, native speakers of English, have uncorrected vision (or corrected vision with contacts), free of psychiatric and neurological illness, have no metallic implants in or on their body, have no history of eating disorder, and have no food allergies.

You may receive a total of $480 as payment for your participation, which is $15/hr for all sessions, and a $210 completion bonus for completing all 12 scanning sessions and post-scan tasks, and $150 for completing the behavioral tasks

  • All participants who are US citizens must provide a social security number to receive direct payment.
  • Participants who are not US citizens, but have a social security number, and a Green Card (Alien Registration Card) can be paid directly. Photocopy of Green Card is required.
  • Non-US citizens, without a Green Card (Alien Registration Card), must have a F-1, J-1 or H-1B Stanford sponsored visa, an I-94 card, a passport, and must also complete a LA-6 form (provided at time of participation). Copies of all paperwork will be submitted to Stanford University and the participant will receive payment from the University after appropriate taxes are withheld. NON-US CITIZENS WITHOUT A GREEN CARD CANNOT BE PAID AT THE TIME OF THE STUDY. 

For general information about participants rights, contact 1-866-680-2906.
If you are interested, please fill out the recruitment form here https://redcap.stanford.edu/surveys/?s=WYFLTRCFA8.

 

Do you eat more than you want and feel out of control?

Researchers at Stanford are examining how engagement with a mobile app may change the behavior of people who over eat or binge eat. Study findings may inform future treatments.

If you are interested in trying to change your behavior, age 18-50, and right-hand dominant take our eligibility survey here!

Participants will be asked to engage with an interactive mobile platform for 28 consecutive days. There will be four prompts per day, each taking about 1-2 minutes to complete. Study participants will also be asked to complete a series of tasks while laying down in a functional Magnetic Resonance Scanner (fMRI), which uses non-harmful magnetic fields to take detailed pictures of different areas of the brain.

You will be compensated up to $350 and you'll also receive a printed/digital copy of your brain scan.

Questions? Email poldracklab@stanford.edu or call 650-492-5740

Participant's rights questions, contact 1-866-680-2906.

 


 

Do you smoke cigarettes everyday?

Researchers at Stanford are examining how engagement with a mobile app may change the behavior of people who smoke cigarettes. Study findings may inform future treatments.

If you are interested in trying to change your behavior, age 18-50, and right-hand dominant take our eligibility survey here!

Participants will be asked to engage with an interactive mobile platform for 28 consecutive days. There will be four prompts per day, each taking about 1-2 minutes to complete. Study participants will also be asked to complete a series of tasks while laying down in a functional Magnetic Resonance Scanner (fMRI), which uses non-harmful magnetic fields to take detailed pictures of different areas of the brain.

You will be compensated up to $350 and you'll also receive a printed/digital copy of your brain scan.

If you have questions about the study, please reach out to poldracklab@stanford.edu. Participant’s rights questions, contact 1-866-680-2906.

 

If you are a Stanford undergraduate interested in volunteering as a research assistant in the Poldrack Lab, you can sign up here.  Please note that we do not accept minors as volunteers in the laboratory.