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. 

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:
IRB Study Number: 20818