Type of Study
Brain Imaging Studies usually involve either a PET Scan or MRI Scan. The MRI scan does NOT use any radiation, instead the MRI scanner uses magnetic fields to takes pictures of your body. The MRI will take images of your brain that show what areas are working when you think. For these studies, you lie inside the MRI scanner and are asked to perform mental tasks, while the scanner take pictures of your brain at work. You may be strapped down to prevent you from moving during the scan. During the scan the machine makes a loud knocking sound, but you will not feel anything.
Because of the magnetic field used by the MRI scanner, you will be required to remove all metal objects from your body, including jewellery.
You will not be able to participate if you have metal implants or extensive dental work.
Aim of Study
TO HELP MEDICAL RESEARCH IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF PEOPLES LIVES
MALES AND FEMALES 18 -45
Must be Right Handed
Must not have had any major past illnesses .
Must not have a history of depression, anxiety, or mental illness .
Must have no family history of mental illnesses .
Must have no metal implants such as braces or pins .
Must not have a history of substance abuse .
Must have not had serious injury or bumps to the head .
Must not suffer from claustrophobia, and be able to maintain a stationary position lying down for a period of up to an hour, which is usually an average time for pet scans .
Must be able to read & write English, and have telephone/ or e-mail.
Most Brain Scan machines can carry weight up to about 20 stone, but researchers may not accept volunteers over 16 stone . This could vary depending on the study
Area LOCAL RESIDENTS OF CAMBRIDGE ONLY
Duration Up to 1-2 hour sessions.
Particularly people who can attend between 9am and 6pm.
In all cases, you will be generously rewarded for your time (ordinarily £5 per hour or £10 per hour for brain imaging studies) and will receive a contribution to your travel expenses and more importantly have the opportunity to buy melatonin from the clinic shop.
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