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Recruiting for research projects with the University of Nottingham

Posted on 4 November 2019 by Helen Eadie

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Researchers at the University of Nottingham are recruiting participants for multiple studies.  The latest research projects are:

 

Understanding what happens before movement using brain imaging

The researchers are looking for participants with TS who are aged 16 - 35 years old to take part in a brain imaging study looking at what happens in the brain when movements are made. In this study you would be asked to do a simple computer based task while in an MRI scanner. An inconvenience allowance and travel allowance are available. Participants will also receive a copy of their brain scan as a unique souvenir for taking part!

 

Tapping in time and making movements

The researchers are looking for participants with TS who are aged 8 - 35 years old to take part in two short, computer based studies. The first of these studies investigates how well people of different ages with and without TS can tap along to a beat. This is a quick and easy study lasting about 20 minutes in total. The second study looks at how quickly people can make responses to visual cues and lasts about 30 minutes. Both of these studies will help us to understand how movement and timing developed in people with TS. Participants will be paid for their time and a travel allowance to help with getting to Nottingham is also available.

 

Understanding what happens before movement

The researchers are looking for participants with TS who are aged 14 - 35 years old to take part in a safe, non-invasive brain stimulation study looking at what happens in the brain just before a movement is made. In this study a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) will be used during a simple computer based task. You can find out more about TMS here.

 

Please contact researcher Katherine Dyke - Katherine.dyke@nottingham.ac.uk  - for more information or to register for any of the above research studies.

 

To read about other TS research projects and how you can get involved please visit our current research projects page.


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