Current Studies

UCL Brain Scanning Study

Are you 14 or 15 years old? Would you like to earn £15 for taking part in a research study and get the chance to see your brain? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for a research study on learning and brain development. 

Who can take part? Students from Greater London aged 14-15 years old.

What does the study involve? The study takes 1.5 hours in total. You will have a brain scan and complete some simple cognitive tasks. The brain scan is completely safe and does not entail radiation. You will be paid £15 plus travel cost for your time.

Where and when will the study take place? The study take place at the Birkbeck-UCL Centre for NeuroImaging (BUCNI) (map) in central London at a time that works for you and your parents/guardian during summer holidays 2016. 

For more information, please email Delia Fuhrmann at

Study start date: July, 2016

MYRIAD: Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence

The MYRIAD study, run by research teams at UCL, the Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit at Cambridge and the University of Oxford, is a project investigating whether teaching mindfulness and resilience in schools in beneficial to young people's well-being and cognitive control (e.g. planning, multitasking and decision-making).

The study compares the effectiveness of two different school-based SEL curricula - .b (dot-be) and Student Success Skills (SSS). We are looking to partner with schools in and around London that have a group, or several groups, of interested young people (Years 7-11) who would like to participate in our study. 

Further information about the study, click here.

If you would like more information and/or are interested in joining our school database to be contacted in the future, please email Jovita Leung at

Study start date: September, 2016