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Recruiting participants for paid cognitive neuroscience study

The Banich Lab is looking for healthy, right-handed, native English speakers to participate in research studies at CU Boulder looking at how information is removed from current thought.

Open to ages 18–40. The study will take place in Meunzinger over two visits, three hours total. Participants will be compensated $70 for the full completion of the study. Please email clearvalstudyset1@gmail.com if you are interested.

Participants needed for language study

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Language lab at CU Boulder is recruiting native English speakers to participate in a research study examining brain activity during reading and cognitive tasks.

The study consists of one in-person session at our lab in CU Boulder’s CINC building (1777 Exposition Drive). The study will involve having your brain activity non-invasively recorded while you complete computer-based reading and cognitive tasks. It will take approximately two to three hours, and you will be paid $20 per hour for a total of $40–$60.

If you are interested in participating, please sign up on the SONA paid research participation website (Experiment ID 506). If you don’t already have one, you will need to create a login to enter the site. Creating this account is free and gives you access to more paid research opportunities in the future. For more information, please email vala8916@colorado.edu.

Research opportunity: Movement and decision-making

The Neuromechanics Lab at CU Boulder is looking for volunteers to take part in a research study that investigates the roles of effort and reward on movement decision-making.

To take part you must:

  • Be English-speaking
  • Be between 18-35 years old
  • Be right-handed
  • Have no neurological or other problems that affect your movement control
  • Have no recent history of falls
  • Complete our pre-screen survey

This study is expected to last one hour. Participants will receive an Amazon gift card as compensation. All procedures take place in our campus laboratory (Engineering Center, ECSL 1B21).

For more information, please contact:

Colin Korbisch
Neuromechanics Lab
Engineering Center, ECSL 1B19
colin.korbisch@colorado.edu

Recruiting participants for paid cognitive neuroscience study

The Banich Lab is looking for healthy, right-handed, native English speakers to participate in research studies at CU Boulder looking at how information is removed from current thought.

Open to ages 18–40. The study will take place in Meunzinger over two visits, three hours total. Participants will be compensated $70 for the full completion of the study. Please email clearvalstudyset1@gmail.com if you are interested.

Healthy, older adults needed for research study on walking performance, balance

Researchers in the Neurophysiology of Movement Lab on Main Campus are conducting a study to evaluate the influence of light electrical stimulation on walking and balance capabilities in healthy older adults.

Subject requirements:

  • 65–85 years of age
  • Free from neurological impairments
  • No recent lower body injuries
  • Ability to walk for six minutes unaided

The study consists of two visits to CU Boulder Main Campus on separate days (approximately 2.5 hours each). In each session, we will apply mild electrical stimulation using a TENS device and assess subjects' walking and balance capabilities.

Compensation is $60 for the two visits. If interested, please contact Mohammed Alenazy for more information: moal4255@colorado.edu, 720-231-9767.

AB Nexus seeks interdisciplinary proposals for Research Collaboration Grant Program

Since 2020, the AB Nexus Research Collaboration Grant Program has awarded over $2 million to 30 teams featuring researchers from CU Boulder and CU Anschutz Medical Campus. AB Nexus is pleased to announce its fall 2022 program, which seeks proposals from interdisciplinary teams that expand and strengthen areas of research collaboration between the Anschutz and Boulder campuses.

Join research study: Aging and the microbiome

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at CU Boulder’s campus is seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research study. We are looking for healthy women and men, ages 18-29 and 60-79 years, who are willing to participate in blood pressure and vascular function testing and provide fecal samples. 

Benefits for volunteers include: blood chemistry panel, blood pressure and artery health assessment, and compensation for time. 

For more information, please email ipalabmicrobiome@gmail.com or call 303-735-4936.

NSF AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming seeking study participants

We are recruiting participants for a research study who are fluent English speakers, are over the age of 18, and who are students, staff or faculty at CU Boulder. 

These studies take place at the Center for Innovation and Technology, Room 184G. In this type of study we investigate collaborative problem solving in science, technology, engineering and mathematics domains. In the study you will be working with other participants on a series of group problem solving tasks.

During the study we’ll be using cameras and microphones to record the interactions you and your group have with one another and with the tasks at hand. We’ll also use eye tracking to measure your gaze patterns during the experiment. Collecting video and audio data of you and your group’s interactions is mandatory for this study. If you do not want to be recorded with video and microphone, you may decide not to participate in this study at any time.  

These studies last 2.5 hours each, and the pay is $25 per hour ($62.50 total). You cannot earn course credit through this study.

Schedule an appointment online. To get directions to our lab, or for more information, please email isat.lab@colorado.edu.

Seeking subjects for study investigating improvements in manual dexterity

The Neurophysiology of Human Movement Lab is looking for healthy adults ages 60–89 years to participate in a research study investigating the effects of manual dexterity training on the health of the neuromuscular system. 

The study involves nine separate visits to our lab (one visit: 30 minutes, two visits: 2 hours each, six visits: 1 hour each) over three weeks total on the CU Boulder Main Campus, for which subjects will be paid $120.  

If interested, please call 402-310-7298 or email taylor.tvrdy@colorado.edu and reference the manual dexterity study.

Do you identify as Asian and Latinx? Seeking participants for study on language, identity

Do you identify as Asian and Latinx? Were you born, partly raised, have resided in and/or have family heritage from Latin America? Do you speak or understand Spanish? Are you 18 and over?

If you answered yes to the questions above, consider participating in my study. My name is Tracy Quan and I am an assistant professor of Spanish linguistics at CU Boulder. I research the linguistic and cultural identities and practices of multifaceted populations. I am conducting a research study on the experiences of individuals who identify as Asian and Latinx.

Your participation will entail:

  • An online Qualtrics survey (approximately 15 mins long)
  • An online or in-person interview (approximately one hour long)

Funded UROP open opportunities for summer 2022, academic year 2022–23

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UROP invites CU Boulder undergraduates to join a team of students working with faculty on exciting research and creative projects—starting this summer!

With 30 projects in a wide range of fields, there are many possibilities to connect with meaningful experiences—and empowering teams.

Projects are supported by UROP funding and typically provide financial support to student participants. Space may be limited, so act quickly to secure your spot!

Explore open opportunities.