Etkin Lab
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Healthy Volunteers

For Brain Research

Studies for Healthy Volunteers

The Etkin Lab is continually seeking healthy volunteers to participate in research studies on the brain. Volunteers can participate in a variety of studies, experiencing many innovative technologies in the field of neuroscience. If you are interested in helping expand current understanding of the brain, consider volunteering in one or more of our studies. Each study has a slightly different time commitment and compensation. If you find one you like, please take a look at our participant criteria and book an appointment for a phone interview to see if you're eligible!

Healthy Volunteer Criteria:

  • 18 and older
  • Right-handed
  • No history of mental illness or neurological disorder
  • Specific studies may have other criteria

ECAT -
This particular study is investigating the effects of TMS on emotional cognition. Participants will perform cognitive tasks with an EEG. TMS stimulation will be given between tasks as well.


Study Time

1 Day  /  4.5 Hrs

Study Payment

$110

Study Involves

TMS, EEG

Specific Criteria: Participants must be 25-45 years old.

Nback -
This particular study is investigating the effect of 2 different frequencies of rTMS on the neural correlates of working memory. Participants will perform cognitive tasks inside the fMRI scanner, both before and after short blocks of rTMS stimulations, which are delivered outside of the fMRI scanner.


Study Time

2 Days  /  1.5 Hrs each

Study Payment

$150 upon completion

Study Involves

rTMS, fMRI

DANA HC –
The DANA study investigates the efficacy of a new personalized TMS treatment for depression. This study is also recruiting healthy controls in order to better understand healthy neural connections. Participants will undergo either concurrent fMRI + TMS and EEG + TMS.


Study Time

3 Days  /  9 Hours total

Study Payment

$200

Study Involves

TMS + fMRI and TMS + EEG

IGNITE HC-
The IGNITE study is investigating the effects of daily computer-based exercises on concentration and well-being. Participants in this study will be asked to have a fMRI and in-office cognitive assessments, followed by daily computer exercises from home.

Study Time

1 Day – 2 Weeks

Study Payment

$15/hour

Study Involves

Computer Exercises

GEREF HC-
We are looking for older adults without symptoms of worry, depression, or stress to take part in a research study of the impact of computerized exercises on emotion-regulation. Participants will come in to either our Stanford University or Palo Alto VA offices and complete daily online computer exercises from home.


Study Time

3 In-Person Visits Day  /  60 days of computer exercises

Study Payment

$250

Study Involves

EEG, Computer Exercises

For more information on what to expect from the study procedures discussed above:

What to expect from a fMRI:  

What to expect from an EEG:

What to expect from TMS:

Participate

The first step to participate in any of our studies is to schedule an initial phone interview to assess your eligibility. The phone interview is the same no matter what study you're interested in, but if you do have a study preference feel free to let us know.

For the fastest service, you can schedule this appointment for yourself by selecting the button below.

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You may also call us at (650) 498-5151 or email us [psychiatry] to schedule this appointment.

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