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David Tovar <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:53:20 -0500
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*Maryland Vision Science Studies*

The Maryland Vision Science Lab is excited to announce that we will be
conducting FIVE new studies for this semester. We will have several slots
available every week. Participants will be paid $15-20 for a single
two-hour MEG scanning experiment (described below), and will be able to run
in a number of experiments. We also have an additional experiment where you
will have the opportunity to participate in an experiment that will include
behavioral, MEG, and fMRI portions. If you are interested in participating
or would like more information, please email [log in to unmask]

Here are additional details about our MEG study:

We run subjects in a magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner, which serves as
a passive means (no radio-frequency pulses like with an MRI) of measuring
your neural activity. We are particularly interested in measuring the
neural activity that results from visual stimuli. During the task we will
ask you to categorize different pictures by pressing two different buttons
while you're in the scanner. Since the scanner runs on magnetic fields, we
ask subjects to remove all metal before they enter the scanner. This
includes eyeglasses, jewelry, metal belt buckles, and wire bras (we
recommend simply not wearing any of these the day of the study). If you
need glasses to see, then you must wear contacts. This also means that
having braces, metal fillings, or any other permanent metal fixtures
disqualifies your from participating. On the day of the scan a research
assistant will meet you in front of Marie Mount Hall (mall side) at your
scheduled time.