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MEG study: Visual information processing during manual actions

09 May 2019

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a virtual reality experiment, in which we investigate how sensory information about seen and felt hand position is integrated into one’s body representation.

The study consists of two sessions, which will be completed on different days: a behavioural ‘training’ session (approx. 45 minutes), and a magnetoencephalography (MEG) brain scanning session (approx. 1.5-2 hours including setup and instruction).


  • Right-handedness
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal vision (please wear contact lenses if you require them)
  • Age 18-40
  • Registered with a GP in the UK
  • No contraindications for MEG scanning: non-removable magnetic parts inside or on your body; pacemakers or artificial heart valves; cerebral aneurism clips or other clips from neurosurgery; work in the metal-industry or exposure to metal dust or splinters; eye injuries involving metal; permanent make-up; cochlear implants
  • Medium or large hands (i.e., smaller than 16 cm middle fingertip to end of your palm; you can test this by folding a DIN A4 paper sheet in half – your hand should be 1-2 cm bigger than the short side of that folded paper)
  • No recent, diagnosed history of psychological or neurological conditions

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by UCL's research ethics committee (REF 12625/001)

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