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Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:15:36 -0400
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Hello Everyone,
We are doing a completely new experiment, and that means another chance to
earn money for science!

Start Times:
Mon: 11am
Tues: 8:30am - 11am, 2pm - 4pm
Wed: 1pm - 4pm
Thurs: 9am, 3pm - 4pm
Fri: 9am - 10am, 3pm - 4pm

Just let us know which of these times work for you. We will also have
additional time slots next week, if none of these times work for you. Also
here's more 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. This includes
eye glasses, 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. Monetary compensation ranges from $15-$20 depending on
experimental behavioral task performance. The experiment usually runs for
about 2 hours. On the day of the scan a research assistant will meet you in
front of Marie Mount Hall(mall side) at your scheduled time.

UMD Vision Study