You are invited to take part in an MRI study, which investigates how learning and using a second language affects the brain. We are looking for both speakers of English as a second language who live in the UK (including learning both languages from birth), and native speakers of English (with little to no experience with a second language). Participants need to be right-handed and have no history of speech and/or language disorders including dyslexia.
What do I have to do?
A single session that will take place in the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN), in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences,University of Reading. You will undergo a scanning session and complete a cognitive and (if you are a non-native speaker of English) an English proficiency task. You will also be asked to fill out a Language Background Questionnaire before the scanning day.
How long will it take?
The MRI scan lasts about 60 minutes, and the whole session will last about two hours.
You will receive a contribution payment of £20 towards travel expenses and/or compensation for your time spent with us. You will also receive a high-resolution anatomical image of your brain later, after your participation.
For more information, and to book your participation, please get in touch:
Vincent DeLuca (Vincent.deluca[at]pgr.reading.ac.uk)