Want to see what your brain activity looks like while speaking?

Volunteers are needed for a paid experimental study investigating language production in typically developing adults. Participants must be:

  • right-handed
  • a native English speaker
  • 18-35 years of age
  • with no history of neurological disorders or language/learning disabilities
  • with normal or corrected-to-normal vision

The researchers are utilizing electroencephalogram technology to record brain activity while participants name images they see on a computer screen. The images can show you your brain activity in real time. EEG experiments involve wearing on your head a cap made up of a number of electrodes that painlessly record brain activity.

Study sessions take place in Fells Point (Thames Street), and volunteers are reimbursed for parking costs.

Compensation is $15/hour for a session lasting two to three hours.

If you are interested in participating or want more details, contact Adna Jaganjac at ajaganj1@jhmi.edu. The study will begin scheduling sessions for the first two weeks of December.

IRB protocols: Understanding and Improving Language Production, Executive Control and Related Cognitive Functions, HIRB #IRB00044412, PI: Nazbanou Nozari)