The participant will be in the scanner for approximately 50 minutes. There are four tasks and two rest periods, each about six minutes in duration. The tasks include deciding which category an object belongs to, detecting changes in images, comparing facial expressions, and deciding whether or not an image has been seen before. During the two "rest" periods the participant will be asked to close his or her eyes and relax during the scanning.
Participants will receive $50 after completing the scan session.
Because we are using the scanner, we require that participants be free of any embedded metal (e.g., pace makers, stents, surgical screws or plates). It is also important that the participant not be claustrophobic or anxious about being in enclosed spaces. Female participants should not be pregnant.
RUBIC is located in the Aidekman building on the Rutgers Newark campus. The official address is 197 University Ave. , Newark, NJ 07102 Google Maps provides an easy way to get directions from your location to RUBIC by either car or public transportation. Maps of the Rutgers Newark campus and other information can be found here.