Cognitive Preparedness

About the Study 

We would like to invite you to participate in a paid research study for the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language. In one 3-hour session at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center, you will complete tasks while undergoing MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and eyetracking to examine the attention-related cognitive and neural systems that support language processing.


If you are eligible and complete the MRI session, you will earn $20 per hour!

Participation Requirements 

Researchers will determine your eligibility according to these and other criteria to ensure it is safe and appropriate for you to participate in this MRI study. You must:

be 18-40 years of age;

be a native English speaker;

be right-handed;

not have any known neurological or psychiatric condition or learning disability;

not practice techniques designed to improve cognitive or attentional functioning;

not wear glasses (contacts ok);

not have metal in the body;

not be pregnant

Interested and/or have questions? 

Click the link for more information and to fill out a brief questionnaire:

For questions, please email


Check the option Cognitive Preparedness on the Volunteer form in order to sign up to participate in this study.

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