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£45 fMRI and TMS study looking at the brain's function in imagery!

05 February 2020

This is a combined functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) study in which you will be asked to perform button-pressing tasks inside the scanner (first session), and perform a linguistic task while undergoing TMS (second session). We are interested in how the brain makes use of imagery during basic tasks. You will receive £45 for your participation, as well as copy of your brain scan! The task takes place on two separate days.


  • In order to be eligible, you must:
  • - be aged 18-29
  • - be a Native British English monolingual (i.e. fluent only in British English, having grown up in the UK)
  • - NOT have suffered from any neurological or psychiatric conditions;
  • - NOT have suffered from epilepsy, febrile convulsions in infancy or fainted;
  • - NOT have anyone in your immediate or distant family suffer from epilepsy;
  • - NOT have undergone a neurosurgical procedure (including eye surgery);
  • - NOT have any of the following fitted to your body:
  • Heart pacemaker
  • Cochlear implant
  • Medication pump
  • Surgical clip
  • Non-removable piercings;
  • - NOT be pregnant or have any reason to believe you might be;
  • - NOT be left-handed;
  • - Not have taken part in a previous £25 TMS study at this address (contact for details)

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee (UREC), with approval number #16361.001

About the researcher

Gwijde Maegherman is a Doctoral Candidate at UCL with several years of fMRI and TMS experience. His main interest areas are in language and speech, specifically in motor imagery of speech and language.

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