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Emotion regulation: an EEG study



Ethics ref number: 16108



We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study on emotion regulation. The study will be conducted at the University of Manchester in Zochonis Building and will last approximately 2 hours. During the experiment you will be presented with pictures, some of which may evoke strong negative emotions. Your brain activity will be recorded with electroencephalography (EEG). Volunteers will be reimbursed for their time.

To take part you must:


• Be at least 18 years old

• Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision

• Be able to take part in the experiment, e.g. read instruction

• Be an English native speaker

• Be right-handed


Because of the nature of the experiment, the following persons will NOT be able to take part:

• People with neurological history including previous head injury or concussion, dyslexia.

• People with or substantial psychiatric history, including depression (past or present) and anxiety (past or present).

• People who use certain prescription medications that might influence their brain functioning such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and analgesics for chronic pain (this does not include all treatments, for example there is no problem with the contraceptive pill).

• People who have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.

• People who participated in previous experiments conducted by this researcher.

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