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Chief Investigator: Professor Stuart Grieve

Sydney Translational Imaging Laboratory

Wanted: Volunteers for a study that will use cutting edge MRI to evaluate the brain circuits involved in normal daily function

We seek healthy participants for a study of brain circuits.

Participation: Participants will undergo cognitive testing, an MRI of their brain, and complete emotion and lifestyle questionnaires. The study takes place at either Macquarie Medical Imaging or SAN Radiology and has a duration of approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes. No financial compensation will be given. Any unexpected findings will be communicated to participants via their clinician.


Study description: Functional and structural images of the brain will be used to create a “connectomic” map of the neural connections that govern cognition and emotion. We will use these data to understand how obesity, diabetes, and heart disease affect brain function and therefore the ability to function well in normal daily life.

Recruitment criteria:

  • aged 18 years or older.

  • no history of claustrophobia, metallic implants or other contraindication for MRI.

  • no involvement in any other clinical research protocol in the three previous months.


Confidentiality - the participant needs to be able to provide informed consent. You will need to sign a consent form prior to the study after the MRI exam and associated risks have been explained. All the information collected from you will be treated confidentially, and all data will be de-identified.

For further information and to register your interest please click here


Any other enquiries please email:


29th June 2018

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