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Take part in brain stimulation study and receive £100 October 2019 - May 2020
We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study which aims to investigate the effects of tyrosine supplementation and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on cognitive measures of behavioural flexibility as modulated by polymorphisms in a gene (COMT) encoding dopamine. You will be required to attend four experimental sessions each lasting approximately two hours.

To be eligible for the study you will need to be;

  • aged between 18 and 30 years
  • not suffering from cardiac, hepatic, renal, neurological disorders
  • not having a history of migraine, taking antidepressants, alcohol or drug addiction, or severe psychiatric illness
  • provide a saliva sample to find out your COMT genotype. The results of this will determine eligibility for testing
If interested, please contact Ms Bessie Oxley:
The research project is supervised by Dr Luca Aquili