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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

CausCon -
This particular study is building multiple neural circut maps using the combined technology of TMS and fMRI. Participants will perform cognitive tasks while in a fMRI scanner. TMS stimulation will also be administered while in the fMRI scanner.


Study Time

3 Day  /  7.5 Hrs

Study Payment

$510

Study Involves

TMS, fMRI, clinical & behavioral assessments

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  /  5 Hrs

Study Payment

$125

Study Involves

TMS, EEG, behavioral & physiological assessments

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

COHEN -
This study is investigating measureable medical characteristics to help healthcare professionals to objectively diagnose PTSD and TBI by comparing biomarkers of vets to the biomarkers of healthy civilians. Participants will perform cognitive tasks with TMS-EEG-eyetracking. TMS stimulation will be given between tasks as well.


Study Time

4 Days  /  5 Hrs

Study Payment

$560

Study Involves

fMRI, TMS, EEG, eyetracking, blood draw, behavioral & physiological assessments

Specific Criteria: Participants must be medication free.

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 an initial clinical assessment, behavioral fMRI scan, concurrent TMS/fMRI, and TMS/EEG.


Study Time

4 Days  /  12 Hours total

Study Payment

$400

Study Involves

TMS, fMRI, EEG, computer tasks

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:

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The first step to participate in any of our studies is to complete an online screen to assess your eligibility. The survey is the same no matter what study you're interested in.

 

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