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£30 Gambling research: a non-invasive brain stimulation study

15 February 2020

We need participants who occasionally or regularly gamble on any type of gambling activity.

Participants will receive £30 Amazon vouchers to compensate for their time.

The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation in gambling-related cognitive mechanisms. This technique will be applied with the aim to modulate impulsivity and risk-taking behaviour with the ultimate goal to help improve treatment interventions for gambling disorder.

Requirements

  • We need participants who occasionally or regularly gamble on any type of gambling activity.
  • Age 18-65 years old.
  • Exclusion criteria - You cannot take part in this study if you have:
  • a. A pacemaker or deep brain stimulation.
  • b. Metal implants in head or neck area (e.g. postoperative clips after intracerebral aneurysm; arterial aneurysm in the vascular system, implantation of an artificial hearing aid).
  • c. Intracerebral ischemia/history of bleeding.
  • d. Prior evidence of epileptic seizures, history of epilepsy.
  • e. History of head injury with loss of consciousness.
  • f. Any serious medical conditions (disease of the internal organs).
  • g. Pregnancy or breast-feeding.
  • h. Negative pre-screen by UEL researchers based on study required gambling-experience.

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the University of East London Research Ethics Committee (UREC) on 21st November 2019.

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