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Research Recruitment

Project Title:

Brain, Behavior, and Personality

Principal Investigator/s:
Kent Kiehl, PhD

Purpose of the Study:
The Mind Research Network is looking for healthy individuals to participate in our brain imaging research studies.

Protocol Summary:
Qualifying individuals will be asked to complete interviews, paper and pencil tests, questionnaires, and MRI scans. All tests are noninvasive and safe, and you can choose to quit the study at any time.

Basic Eligibility Criteria:
The study is open to males ages 14-21. All individuals the ages of 14-17 must get parent or guardian consent before participating in the study. If you are interested in joining this study, please visit https://coins.trendscenter.org/p2/?stype=2561 to find out if you are eligible.

Compensation:
Participants will earn $20/hour.

Contact Phone Number: 505-301-2658 or 505-301-5589
Contact Email Address:
IRB Study Number: 15050

Project Title:

Neurocognitive and Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Change following Psychological Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder [ABQ TREAT]

Principal Investigator/s:
Barbara McCrady

Purpose of the Study:
This study is examining how the brain, behavior, and emotions change after alcohol treatment.

Protocol Summary:
If you decide to join the study, you will be asked to:• Complete surveys and brain imaging up to three times• Attend 12 weekly one hour treatment sessions

Basic Eligibility Criteria:
We are looking for volunteers between the ages of 22 and 55 to participate in a research study who want to change their drinking with a non-medication based treatment.

Compensation:
You will receive up to $440 for 20-21 hours of your time to participate in research study visits over 15 months. You also will receive up to 12 hours of treatment at no cost, for a total of 32-33 hours of research and treatment.

Contact Phone Number: (505) 633-8861
Contact Email Address: AbqTreat@mrn.org
IRB Study Number: 028382

Project Title:

Closed-Loop Extracranial Activation using Reinforcement-Learning (CLEAR)

Principal Investigator/s:
Vincent Clark

Purpose of the Study:
We are studying the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation for improving cognition and performance.

Protocol Summary:
During this experiment, you will be asked to perform several cognitive tasks, some of which may be on a head mounted virtual reality display, and may receive noninvasive brain stimulation during these tasks. Depending on which group you are assigned, you may have your brain scanned with neuroimaging – EEG and/or fNIRS – and might have your heart beat, respiration, skin conductance or eye-movement measured. These procedures are all safe and noninvasive.

Basic Eligibility Criteria:
You must be 18-40 years old (with identification indicating date of birth), a native English speaker, and have normal (or corrected-to-normal) vision and hearing.

Compensation:
You may be compensated up to $80.

Contact Phone Number: (505) 226-0649
Contact Email Address: BrainStimUNM@Gmail.com
IRB Study Number: 11019

Project Title:

Relationship dynamics: Endocrinology and behavior

Principal Investigator/s:
Steven Gangestad

Purpose of the Study:
The purpose of this study is to examine how events within romantic relationships vary with hormones.

Protocol Summary:
Participation includes 4 sessions of 1.7 hours, 1 hour, 1 hour, and 40 minutes, respectively, scheduled about 1 week apart. You will be asked to complete questionnaires concerning your relationship, your sexual thoughts, and your childhood history. You’ll also complete rating tasks.

Basic Eligibility Criteria:
Participants must meet several qualifications: (1) be a woman between the ages of 18 and 35; (2) be involved in a heterosexual romantic relationship for at least 3 months; (3) be naturally ovulating – using no hormonal contraceptive pills, patches, or spirals.

Compensation:
Participants are compensated $90 for their time ($25 session 1, $15 sessions 2-4, $20 bonus for completion).

Contact Phone Number: 505-277-3477
Contact Email Address: unmendocrinologystudy@gmail.com
IRB Study Number: 13717

Project Title:

Cognitive Neuroscience of Reward

Principal Investigator/s:
Dr. James Cavanagh

Purpose of the Study:
The purpose of the study, Cognitive Neuroscience of Reward, is to look at the brain’s response to reward information in both depressed and non-depressed participants.

Protocol Summary:
Answer questionnaires about mood and feelings;Complete a brief confidential interview about mood and feelings;Play simple learning video games for rewarding outcomes;Have your brain activity monitored through either a scalp electrodes (EEG) method, or in machines that can measure magnetic activity (MEG) or blood flow (MRI). Each method is very safe.

Basic Eligibility Criteria:
 The eligibility includes men or women aged 18-55. Participants also need to either meet criteria for depression, or are free from depressive symptoms to qualify as a control; and free from psychoactive medication for at least two weeks. 

Compensation:
Participants will be compensated $20 to $30 per hour depending on the study being run at that time.

Contact Phone Number: 505-278-0488
Contact Email Address: crcl.contact@gmail.com
IRB Study Number: 20818