A volunteer in the 7T MRI

If you'd like to get involved in our research studies please see below for the list of studies currently recruiting.

Volunteering is safe and painless. Every research project follows strict ethical guidelines approved by the University of Queensland Human Ethics Committee.

All studies take place at The Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland St Lucia campus.

For more details please see the individual study descriptions below and contact the lead researcher for more information.

1. Childhood memory and brain development

Healthy, right-handed children aged 14, 15 or 16 years old are sought for a neuroimaging experiment at the Centre for Advanced Imaging. This study involves a 45-minute fMRI scan and a 45-minute pen-and-paper session. This study will assess brain activity underlying memory retrieval and storage in children, and explore how this changes throughout development. Participants will be reimbursed $30. Details: click here or contact Sam Fynes-Clinton.

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2. Memory and epilepsy

Healthy adults aged 30–50 who are right-handed are sought for a study that investigates the ability to remember words and to retrieve personal memories. The study includes two tasks in the MRI scanner. In the first task, you are asked to retrieve memories from your personal past and re-live them in your mind. In the second task, you see a number of words and are asked to remember as many as possible because we will ask you about them immediately after you have seen them, 24 hours and seven days later. The two follow-up recall sessions are conducted via telephone. Participants will be reimbursed $60. Details: contact Javier Urriola Yaksic.

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