We are recruiting healthy adults between 18 and 45 years of age to take part in a study of the relationship among probabilistic association learning (a type of non-conscious learning), schizotypal personality traits (involving odd behaviours and/or beliefs in some people), striatal function (an area deep inside the brain shown to be important for this type of non-conscious learning) and genes important to striatal function.
All participants will be asked to complete (within two hours) three questionnaires, a computerized learning test, six brief “pencil and paper” cognitive tests and to provide a blood sample for genetic analysis. Some participants (based on their questionnaire scores) will be asked to come back to receive a functional magnetic resonance image scan of the brain.
Reimbursement of $20.00 per visit will be provided for your time and for out-of-pocket expenses.
If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please feel free to contact the research team.
Isabella Jacomb at 02 9399 1858, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Tom Weickert at 02 9399 1130, email: email@example.com
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