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Effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Response Learning

By observing TMS effects, we can gain a better understanding of the brain's visual processing and motor preparation.
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

We are looking for participants for a research study into the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on response learning over multiple experimental sessions.

The study 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 over multiple sessions, we can gain a better understanding of the role played by that region of the brain in visual processing and motor preparation.

There are a total of four experimental sessions – the first session is 90 minutes, the second session 30 minutes, the third session 30 minutes and the final session 90 minutes. You will be reimbursed for the time involved.

Ethics approval number: 2016/920 

Eligibility

You may be eligible to participate in this study if:

  • you are in good health
  • you are not pregnant
  • you are not taking regular medications.   

A questionnaire will be sent after initial contact is made to confirm that you are eligible to receive TMS.

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please email the study facilitator, Nahian Chowdhury, to arrange an appointment or get more information.