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The effects of nicotine on visual attention

09 April 2019

We are looking for healthy non-smokers who are between 18 and 40 years old for a research study investigating the effects of nicotine on visual attention.
The study involves two testing sessions on separate days within the same week. Each session will take approximately 2.5 hours and will involve performing a simple computer-based task while EEG is being recorded. Nicotine will be delivered in one of these sessions using a transdermal patch.

Requirements

  • Age 18-40
  • Non-smokers (no smoking in the past two years, <20 cigarettes overall)
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • No history of psychiatric/neurological disorders
  • No liver or heart disease

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the Institutional Research Ethics Board at Goldsmiths College, London.

About the researcher

Luzia Trobinger is a postdoctoral researcher at Goldsmiths University, working under the supervision of Jan de Fockert and José van Velzen. Her research focuses on attention, learning and memory in both health and disease.

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