Are you interested in taking part in scientific research? Please see below for a list of studies that are actively recruiting. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact the study coordinator via phone or email as indicated. All information is kept confidential. Please check back reguarly for new listings or sign up to receive e-mail updates.
The purpose of this study is to identify parts of the brain that become activated while people make economic decisions. It includes one laboratory session. During the session you will play a simple economic decision making game and fill out several questionnaires while MR images are collected. This will involve being placed in a large metal doughnut-shaped magnet. MR images reflect changes in the blood flow around parts of the brain that become active during a certain task. The session will take up to 1.5 hours. You will be paid in accordance with the outcome of your decision-making task. It is possible to earn at least $20/hour. For more details, please contact Abby Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are conducting a research study to evaluate the effects of complementary and alternative programs for military veterans returning home from combat. We are recruiting veterans who served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. As part of the study, we are offering a free workshop that may include group discussions, breathing exercises, meditation and gentle stretching. The results of the study will help determine if complementary and alternative programs are beneficial for veterans with PTSD and pinpoint which strategies are most effective for certain types of people. The study's sessions take place at the Waisman Center on the UW-Madison campus. Depending on the level of participation, individuals are paid up to $380. Reimbursement for gas (within 100 miles of Madison) is offered. Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom who are interested in participating in the study are encouraged to call 608-263-0803 or send an email to schedule a screening appointment.
Please note that although our research is showing promising results, our research center does not endorse certain practices over others. We invite you to explore the practices that you find suitable for your needs. Our resources page lists some mindfulness and yoga related resources for veterans.