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At the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience we are proud of the research studies conducted by our researchers. But we cannot do it without you. Do you want to be a participant in one of the cutting edge FPN research studies? Take a look below at the ongoing studies.

Current studies you can take part in:

Click through the light blue menu on the right to see if there's anything you'd like to participate in.

WOW! Where did the grey square go?

Effortless learning?

We are running a visual skill learning study to test the efficacy of different training strategies. Your task will be to decide whether a single oriented visual stimulus is rotated clockwise or counterclockwise from a specific reference orientation. The study consists of a first session lasting ~1 hour, 4 sessions lasting ~45 mins and 1 final session lasting ~1 hour. Sessions should occur on consecutive days (Monday to Friday) at the same time of the day for all sessions. There are three conditions, corresponding to three different training strategies, and also corresponding to three different amounts of work (and hence reward).

  • Training condition 1 will take about 4.5 hours, and earn you either 33€ or 4.5 SONA credits.
  • Training condition 2 will take about 3 hours, and earn you either 16.5€ or 3 SONA credits.
  • Training condition 3 will take about 2.5 hours, and earn you either 15€ or 2.5 SONA credits.

In training conditions 1 and 2, you would have to come to the lab 5 times, in condition 3 only 2 times. If you are interested in participating, you will be assigned to one of these three conditions at random. That is, you cannot choose which of these three conditions you will work in.

Interested? Send an email to ylka.kolken@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) on brain activity and social behaviour

Maastricht University has started a study regarding the effects of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) on brain activity and social behavior. For this study, we seek:

HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS (18 - 35 years old) IN A RELATIONSHIP:  Who have previously used a psychedelic drug (e.g.: 2C-B, truffles, magic mushrooms, LSD, DMT, mescaline), and who will participate with their partner.

You will participate in this study with your partner. On two separate dosing days you will both visit the lab, and will both randomly receive either LSD or placebo. Together, you will undergo a 1 hour EEG session, which is a brain imaging technique that records electrical activity of your brain. You will do a series of computer and talking tasks with your partner to see how social you feel. Some of these tasks will be video and audio recorded. Blood samples will be taken at various intervals through a tube in your arm. These days will last 8 hours, so you will need to be comfortable with sitting still for long periods of time.

After the dosing day, there will be 2 follow-up days. One day you will visit the lab with your partner, and complete tasks and questionnaires asking about how social you feel. One day you will complete a questionnaire at home alone, asking about your relationship quality and sexual activity. Additionally, up to 4 days after a dosing session, you will be asked short questions about how you feel via an app on your mobile device. This cycle will be repeated for two times, after a 14-day waiting period. The study ends once you have completed both drug conditions or choose to withdraw from the study.

Once getting into contact with us and deciding to participate, you’ll need to sign a consent form. After this, you will be asked to complete drug andmedical questionnaires alongside a medical screening to check study eligibility. The medical examination lasts approximately 45 minutes, and will precede the dosing days. The study consists of 5 visits, for a total 19 hours of participation across 4 weeks.

At the end of your participation in the study (if completed and depending on your task performance), you’d receive a remuneration of 190 Euros. In addition, all your travel fees would be reimbursed.

Curious about participating?
If you are interested or have any queries, you can contact us at: fpn-pim_p139@maastrichtuniversity.nl or call (043) 38 81382


How do you respond to pain?

Contact and sign up via SONA or pain-research-fpn@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Student Mapping Study

Are you a student at either Maastricht, Leiden or Amsterdam (UvA) Universities? Do you own a smartphone and have a good knowledge of English? Then you might be the right participant for our 4-weeks smartphone study. We are curious to learn more about your daily life, behaviours and emotions

By participating in the study you can get 2 Research credits and up to 60€, or 75€ in VVV vouchers as compensation. Do you want to join? Click here.