Earn around $100 by participating in an exercise experiment 

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  • Date Listed18/12/2019
  • Job TypeCasual
  • Company NameYale-NUS College
  • Education LevelDiploma

Paid Study: Effects of physical exertion on cognitive function

Abstract: Earn around $100 by participating in an exercise experiment

Pay: $15/hour


(1) $10 performance bonus

(2) $5 if you are required to attend a briefing session

(3) $10 if you attend the 30 minute follow-up session

Duration: 2 hours per session (up to 2 sessions) + 30 minutes for follow-up session.

Some participants may be required to attend a 15 minute briefing session.

Venue: NUS (N.1 Institute for Health)

How to book: Please register yourself as “Participant” using SONA (https://yale-nus.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?logout=Y). Then look for “PAID STUDY: Effects of physical exertion on cognitive function” (https://yale-nus.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=104) and reserve your slot.

Description: We are recruiting healthy male participants between the age of 21 and 40 years old for our exercise experiment. Participants will exercise on a stationary bicycle in the lab for ~1 hour (for each session) while completing some simple computerized cognitive tests. Some participants may be requested to swallow a small temperature “pill” to monitor core body temperature. The entire experiment will take 2 hours (per session) including the exercise. You may also stand to get up to $10 extra in performance bonus.

Participants will be required to attend a follow-up session which will take 30 minutes.

Some participants will be required to attend a briefing session which will take 15 minutes.

Sign-Up Restrictions:

Inclusion criteria

- Male

- Between 21 and 40 years old (both inclusive)

- Fluent in English

- Healthy

- Average BMI

- Exercise regularly for the past 3 months prior to experiment

Exclusion criteria

- History of perceptual or memory deficit

- Colour blindness

- Psychological/physical disabilities

- Smoker

For those participants assigned to the Core Temperature groups, the following exclusion criteria will apply as participants will be required to ingest a telemetric pill: -

- History of prior gastro-intestinal surgery, surgery or trauma to mucosal membrane, or pelvic or abdominal surgery

- History of inflammatory and motility bowel disorders

- History of intestinal obstruction

- Swallowing disorders

- Planning to undergo Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Contact: Takashi Obana (takashi@yale-nus.edu.sg)

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