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Effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Response Learning

We are looking for participants for a research study into the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on response learning.
The study is conducted in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney, and it involves doing computerised tests of visual detection or recognition while undergoing TMS.

TMS is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique which creates interference with neural activity in a small area of the brain. By observing the effects this has on your performance on the task, we can gain a better understanding of the role played by that region of the brain in visual processing and motor preparation. You will also be asked to provide a sample of your saliva for genetic analysis. This part of the experiment is optional and will help us better understand how individual differences in neurophysiology are related to response learning and motor control.

Ethics committee approval number: 2016/920


The experiment lasts between 1 and 2 hours, and you will be paid for the time involved. In order to participate, you must be in good health, not pregnant, and not taking any regular medications.

How to participate

If you are interested in participating in this study,  please contact Dominic Tran by email to arrange an appointment or get more information.