Take part in our experiments

We are looking for volunteers to take part in the following experiments:

We are running a study which tracks pupil-dilation. The study will take one hour to complete and the participants completing the experiment will receive a £10 voucher AND will be entered into a draw to win £100 voucher.
The Effects of Mood on Perceptions of Food
We are looking to for female participants for a laboratory study investigating the effects of mood on perceptions of food. During the study you will be offered free food and after your participation you will be offered a £10 Amazon voucher.
Memory for Linguistic Expressions
Earn a £5 Amazon voucher for participant in a 30 minute study investigating the memory for linguistic expressions. 
The effect of narrative on audience immersion
Earn £15 in Love2shop vouchers for 90 minutes of your time watching a TV episode, while we take some physiological recordings.

An investigation of how individual differences affect reward processing
We are conducting a study that looks at how differences between people affect how they process rewards. People who complete the survey will have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw where you can win between £10 and £50 worth of an online shopping voucher of your choice.

Motor skills and aiming ability
We are currently recruiting participants to take part in a study investigating how motor skills affect aiming ability. The session will take approximately 1 hour, and you will be reimbursed £10 for your time.

Impact of social integration on imposter syndrome at university
prize draw to win up to £50 in Amazon vouchers.

DopaMINE study
We are running a study over the summer to explore the relationship between dopamine levels and reward. The study takes an hour and participants completing it will be reimbursed £10 in Amazon vouchers.

Heart blood pressure research
We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study looking at how activation of the sympathetic nervous system and immune system play a role in the progression of hypertension (high blood pressure) to heart failure. We will reimburse you £20 for your time, plus cover public transport costs up to £20 upon proof of receipt.

Understanding the COVID-19 experience and wellbeing: online survey
This study is an online survey that aims to understand people's experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on wellbeing and mental health. It should take between 45 and 60 minutes to complete. People who complete the survey will have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £100 prizes.

The impact of environmentally-induced visual discomfort on cognitive load
Our primary aim is to investigate the interaction between visual discomfort related to environmental scenes and cognitive load. In this pilot study, you will be asked to judge the perceived discomfort of a range of visual scenes. This is a voluntary study but you can enter a prize lottery draw for a £20 Amazon voucher.

Exploring dietary behaviour in an adult population
You will be asked some basic questions about your home life, followed by subsequent sections each asking you to reflect on how you eat. Towards the end of the survey, you will briefly be asked whether you or someone in your household has been affected by COVID-19. Participants will be entered into a prize draw to win £50.

Cortisol effects on locus coeruleus activity (CELCA) – version 2.0
This is a research project looking at how manipulating certain stress hormones and neurotransmitters affects a part of the brain called the locus coeruleus. will reimburse you £100for your time spent on the whole study period.

Wellbeing: an online questionnaire study
We are conducting research to gain a better understanding of wellbeing and happiness. This is an online study and participants will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 5, £100 prizes.

Facial expression ambiguity resolution task
This study investigates how people perceive negative facial expressions of emotions. Doing so allows us to learn how mere visual information can be used to form social impressions of others. Participants will be reimbursed £10.

Personality and perception
Our study aims to investigate the relationship between certain personality traits and perception. Participants will be reimbursed £5.

Please be aware that we do not keep contact information for the experiments listed above and we will not be able to contact the researcher on your behalf.

Please also check the Nutrirition and Behaviour Unit studies and the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group studies for further experiments.

We always need volunteers to take part in our studies

Most studies reimburse you for your time. The amount varies depending on the nature of each study and the funding source, so please contact the researcher for details.

Please note there is free parking available for all participants however this does depend on availability, please ask your researcher if you require parking.

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Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG)

List of all current TARG studies

Nutrition and Behaviour Unit (NBU)

List of all current NBU studies

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