May 22, 2022

Volunteers Wanted!


Can you help?

The Brain, Action and Cognition Lab is currently looking for volunteers in the local region (Surrey and West London) to participate in BBSRC funded experiments, some of which include brain imaging (fMRI).  Participants will receive a £50 amazon voucher if they are selected for a study.  If you participate in a brain imaging study you will also receive a complimentary image of your brain!   Travel expenses may also be covered, we are able to book taxis for participants before 30th September.  All experiments including brain imaging studies will take place in the lab and the CUBIC MRI centre at Royal Holloway University of London.


Participants for all studies will need to fit these criteria:

  • Right handed
  • Live in Surrey or West London
  • Available to take part during work hours
  • Have normal or corrected to normal vision
  • No history of neurological or psychological diagnosis


Short-term memory:

The first study will look at your ability to recall sensory information over a short delay.  It will involve a 15 minute screening session which can take place over MS Teams or in person, and either a behavioural testing or a brain imaging session which should take 1hr-1hr30min.  To participate you will need to be between the ages of 18-35yrs.  Unfortunately, psychology students or others with a background in psychology won’t be able to participate in this study.  Register your interest for this study by email.


Eye movements and rules:

The second study will measure your eye movements using a state-of-the-art eye-tracker that samples eye movements 1000 times every second to further our understanding of arbitrary rules in humans.  It will involve a 30 minutes screening session and either a behavioural testing or a brain imaging session using eye-tracking, which will take 1 hour or less.   You will need to be either a young adult between 18-35 yrs old or a senior who is 65 yrs or older.  Senior participants must also be double vaccinated. Register your interest for this study by email.


Further details about these studies will be given once you have registered interest in participating.

Contact us at to register your interest or for more information.

NB: Details of studies may change as plans develop.

Thanks for considering these studies and feel free to share this page with anyone you think may be interested.

Covid-19: Your safety and that of the researchers is of paramount importance. The experiment has been thoroughly risk assessed and steps have been taken to ensure safety, minimise contact and ensure the all equipment is clean and sanitised.