Participate in Psychology Research Studies for Johns Hopkins University Neuroplasticity and Development Lab

Date Posted: 02/08/2018

The Neuroplasticity and Development Lab at Johns Hopkins University, directed by Dr. Marina Bedny, is seeking participants for upcoming psychology research studies. We study how people with varying lifetime experiences process information. The goal of this research is to better understand how visual and non-visual experience contributes to concepts and language.

Participating in a research study involves listening to speech and sounds, feeling Braille or everyday objects, and answering questions about what you hear and feel. Some studies involve getting an MRI scan, or receiving Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Studies typically last between 1 and 3 hours, and participants are compensated $20 to $30 per hour for their time.

Studies take place either at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, or at one of our testing sites in Boston, MA. Travel costs to and from either study site are covered by the laboratory.

To qualify for these studies you must be a healthy blind adult between 18 and 75 years-of-age. Before taking part in any studies, participants are asked to complete a pre-screening interview over the phone to see whether they qualify. The screening interview takes approximately 30 minutes and those who take part receive a $15 Amazon gift card as compensation. Participants who qualify will be entered into a participant database and contacted about future studies.

To learn more, please contact the lab either by calling (410) 870-9895 or emailing

Phone: (410) 870-9895


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