Most fMRI studies last 3-4 hours total (1-2 hours in the scanner itself) and involve the same type of tasks undertaken in the behavioral studies: simply viewing words or pictures on a screen and responding with corresponding button presses. Before beginning the fMRI experiment, click you will fill out informed consent and screening forms. The experimenter will explain these in detail and answer any questions you may have regarding the task or the scanner itself.  Throughout the scanning session you will be in full contact with the experimenters through a two-way intercom system.

Compensation for fMRI studies is $20/hour, plus parking slips.

Female participants age 18-30 will need to take a urinary pregnancy test before going into the fMRI scanner.

To read more about what fMRI is, please click here.