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Paid Chess MRI study - participants wanted

This study looks at how the human brain operates when thinking strategically in social situations and gaming situations, specifically during the game of chess.

The study will involve completing a series of tests/questionnaires online and undergoing an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan at the MRI centre (called LiMRIC) in Liverpool, allowing us to monitor your brain activity while you are performing the task.

We are looking to recruit volunteers.

Before you can take part you will need to complete a screening form to ensure you are able to be scanned/partake in the study.

To participate you need to:
• Be aged between 18 and 59 years
• Have no neurological disorders
• Have no cardiac pacemaker, metal implants or history of metal-working
• Understand the rules of the game of chess.
• Know how long you have been playing chess for (approximately years).
• Know your BCF, ECF or Elo score/rating in the game of chess.

You will be paid a total of £30 to compensate you for your time.

If you would like any further information about this study please contact: Dr Joanne Powell, email: powellj@edgehill.ac.uk

Joanne Powell
Psychological Sciences