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  • COMET study: understanding mood changes using iPad

    We are investigating mood instability and cognitive function in individuals who show symptoms of mood disorders, and also individuals who have never experienced problematic moods. This study involves playing daily app-based games presented on an iPad, as well as completing 2 MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and MEG (Magnetoencephalography) brain scans during a 10-week period.

  • Men needed for a brain study (COMT Study)

    If you take part, we will ask you to: Provide a cheek swab (to see which form of the gene you have) then, if suitable, come to the lab and: Complete some questionnaires; Take a single tablet (either a drug or a dummy pill) and carry out simple reward tasks and tests of the processing of emotions.

  • Research into emotional processing – the effects of a cognitive enhancer

    A BIT TENSE OR WORRIED? We are looking for healthy volunteers aged 18-50 years to take part in a study investigating how a single dose of the medication losartan affects learning and information processing, using computer tasks and EEG. Losartan is currently used to treat high blood pressure. However, we think that it may also enhance the effectiveness of psychological therapies such as Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy. The study involves two appointments of about 3 hours in total.

  • Nutrition Study

    Are you interested in the effects of nutrition on your health and well-being, and don’t regularly take dietary supplements?

  • Men needed to study the body’s response to an acute stressor.

    The study takes about two and a half hours. No drugs are involved. Our longer-term objective is to see how acute stress interacts with a person’s genes, and with medication, to affect attention and memory. However, first we need to decide how best to induce stress in the laboratory, and see how the body responds to it

  • Are you interested in how the brain works? Men needed!

    If you take part, we will ask you to: - Provide a cheek swab (to see which form of the gene you have) then, if suitable, come to the lab and: - Take a single dose of a drug or a dummy pill; - Fill in some questionnaires and give samples of saliva; - Complete tasks of mental maths, memory and reward, while in an MRI brain scanner. The study will take one afternoon (around 3.5 hours).

  • Dietary supplement study: recruiting those who are overly worried about their weight, shape or eating

    This study is investigating whether increasing the levels of glutathione (a neurochemical) can change performance on some computer tasks of compulsivity. Feel free to ask questions – showing interest doesn’t commit you to anything!

  • The effect of prucalopride on emotional processing

    We are investigating the effect of a single dose of prucalopride, a drug used currently used to treat constipation, on emotional processing. The study involves a one-hour screening visit to determine your eligibility to take part, followed by a five-hour test visit.

  • Are spiders a problem for you?

    If you are interested in participating, and for more information, please contact us (judith.appel@psych.ox.ac.uk).

  • Visual learning study

    ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HOW YOUR BRAIN WORKS? We are looking for healthy volunteers to improve our understanding of the human brain’s visual learning mechanisms. The study would take a maximum of 2 hours of your time consisting of a single MRI scan. You would be asked to lie still in a scanner and perform some simple tasks involving responding to visual stimuli by clicking buttons. If you are interested and would like more information please contact Caroline Nettekoven (caroline.nettekoven@psych.ox.ac.uk)