Motivation and the Brain
The MIT Social Cognitive Neuroscience lab (Saxelab) at MIT is looking for healthy, extroverted adults between the ages of 18 and 40 who would be interested in participating in an fMRI study examining the neural basis of motivation.
You will be asked to undergo three fMRI sessions (approximately 1 hour each). You will be asked to undergo no deprivation before one of the fMRI sessions, 10 hours of food fasting before one of the fMRI sessions, and 10 hours of social isolation before the other fMRI session. You will be compensated $350 for your participation.
How to Sign Up
WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT RECRUITING ANY NEW PARTICPANTS FOR THIS STUDY
In this screening questionnaire we are going to ask you about your experience of social support and
loneliness. These questions are to check if you are eligible for our experiment.
If you feel concerned about loneliness and would like to seek support, you can contact:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Helpline with 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about
mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
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For MIT students and affiliates:
MIT Mental Health & Counseling
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