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David Tovar <[log in to unmask]>
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Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 24 May 2012 10:24:29 -0400
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The Maryland Vision Science lab will be doing studies on object recognition
with MEG throughout the summer! We will have several slots available all
week. If you are available and interested, please send an email to
[log in to unmask] Participants will be paid $15-20 for studies
ranging from 1.5-2hrs.

Here are additional details about our study...

We run subjects in a magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner which serves as a
passive means (no electrical 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. For girls this
includes wired bras, so we ask that you wear a sports bra or equivalent on
the day of the study. This also means that having braces, metal fillings,
or any other permanent metal fixtures disqualifies you from participating.
Monetary compensation ranges from $15-$20 depending on performance on the
experimental behavioral task.

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