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Would you like to help us with our research?

We are looking for volunteers to help us with our research in the Cambridge Brain and Behaviour Study, or CamBABS. We are looking at how hormone exposure within the womb relates to brain structure and behaviour. It is possible that hormone levels during fetal development influence the structural development of the human brain which in turn influences human behaviour, and this is what we are studying.

Who can participate?

You are eligible to participate in CamBABS if you are aged between 18 and 45 years and you have English as your first language.

What will I be asked to do?

If you decide to participate in our study, you will carry out tasks assessing a range of behavioural traits including spatial aptitude, throwing ability, personality characteristics, fine motor ability, and gender-related behaviour. In addition to this we will use a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner to obtain images of the structure of your brain. No special training is required for any of these tasks. We will also ask for your permission to collect samples of your saliva and blood, but these are optional.

How long will it take?

You will be with us for around three and a half hours on a day and at a time of your choosing, Monday to Friday.

What are the benefits of participating?

You will receive £30 for participating in CamBABS and we will reimburse your travel costs. You also will be given a picture of your brain!

How can I find out more / indicate my interest?

If you want to help us with our research or just want to find out more, please contact our study co-ordinator Nicola Farrell on 01223 334577 or .

Alternatively, you can download a response card here and return it to nf333@cam.ac.uk, stating your preferred time and method of contact.


 

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