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Healthy Adults needed for Behavioural study of Motor Learning

We are investigating how people learn a motor task using different control interfaces.  For this study, we will be comparing control interfaces such as gaming controllers to direct recording of muscle activity using surface electromyography (EMG).

We are looking for healthy volunteers, aged 18-35 and 45-85, to take part in a in a behavioural study investigating motor learning. You would be asked to learn a simple motor task.  To take part, you need to be right handed, in good health, with a good comprehension of English.

This study will take place at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA) at the Warneford Hospital or the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI (FMRIB) at the John Radcliffe Hospital for up to 6 study sessions.  Each session would take about 2 hours of your time.  Sessions may be spread over a number of weeks.

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information on the study, please contact emily.hinson@psych.ox.ac.uk.

There is no obligation to take part in this study.  Participants will be compensated for their time.

Study Title: Investigating different control interfaces for motor learning

Study Ethics Reference: R52931.RE001

Study Researcher: Emily Hinson (emily.hinson@psych.ox.ac.uk)

 

Volunteers wanted for motor learning, tES, TMS study

We are looking for volunteers to participate in a study investigating how transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) affects our ability to learn and remember new motor tasks. We would want you to be involved in the study on up to 4 days, each around a week apart. On each day of the study you would be asked to participate in one session (lasting around 2 hours).

In the sessions you will learn a new motor task, while receiving tES and your brain activity will be recorded using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

We need volunteers between 18 and 35 years old, who do not play a musical instrument to a high level (e.g. to grade 6 or above and still taking part in regular practice). You must be in good health and without a history of epilepsy or any other disease affecting the brain or spinal cord. If you are pregnant you should not volunteer.

Sessions will take place at the John Radcliffe or Warneford Hospital. You will be remunerated for you time.

Study Title: Investigating the effects of task type and amount of practice and consolidation of performance on a serial reaction time task (SSRT)

Study Ethics Reference: R30822/RE001

Study Researcher: Emily Hinson (emily.hinson@psych.ox.ac.uk)