Volunteer as a participant

The CCN Lab is now recruiting for several paid research opportunities. Time slots are flexible and tailored to your schedule. Read more about each opportunity below, and contact the appropriate person if you are interested in participating.

Reinforcement learning, working memory, and decision making

Time: 1 hour
Place: UC Berkeley campus
Payment: $10/hour
Contact: ccnlab@berkeley.edu

The Collins Lab is looking for subjects to participate in a study about learning and memory. Participants will play computer games and answer brief questionnaires. Experiments last 1 hour or less and take place in the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley. Participants will be paid $10/hour for their time.
Any native or fluent English speaker between the ages of 18 - 40 with no significant history of brain injury, mental/psychiatric illness like Parkinson’s Disease, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression, or ADD/ADHD, and no history of alcohol or drug abuse can participate.

We are always looking for motivated undergraduate or graduate students to join the lab. If you are interested, here are some skills and methods we use, and that you may learn in the CCN lab:

Research skills

Human experiments
- behavioral experiments' design, coding (psychtoolbox and matlab; Amazon Mechanical Turk), and running
- behavioral data analysis
- EEG experiment design, running and data analysis
- others (patients, genetic, drug studies, ...)

Computational modeling
- reinforcement learning
- model fitting techniques
- Bayesian inference
- biological neural network models
- statistics, machine learning techniques

General skills
- writing
- oral presentations
- data organization
- cooperative work

Contact Anne Collins if you're interested.