Decision making and craving study looking for participants

From: Virginia Tech Carilion Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Volunteers at least 18 years of age with a BMI over 30 are needed for a 6-visit confidential research study examining decision making and craving at the Addiction Recovery Research Center.

The first session will last about 3 hours. Following sessions will last 1-3 hours and will include a non-invasive procedure in which a participant will receive magnetic pulses to stimulate regions of the brain, computerized assessments, MRI scans, eye blink measurements, and food consumption.

All of your information will be kept confidential. You will be paid between $30 and $375, depending on how much you participate, and receive a CD copy of your brain images for study completion.

Please complete the screening process online at For more information about this study or if you prefer to complete the screening process over the phone, please call (540) 315-0205.

Principal Investigators: Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D. & Colleen Hanlon, Ph.D.

Protocol #: VT-IRB 16-837

Location: Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, 2 Riverside Circle Roanoke, VA 24016

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