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Children and adolescents wanted for brain and behaviour study about numbers

Can you help us find out how the brain processes numbers throughout life

We are looking for children and young people to take part in our research to help us understand the variations in the brain that explain differences in mathematical abilities and achievement.

We are looking for children aged 6, 10 or 14 years or students who will start their AS levels in September. Children must be right-handed, fluent English speakers, and without any known (or suspected) learning, developmental or psychiatric condition.

The study involves a safe brain scan using a Magnetic Resonance scanner (1 ½ hours) and several Maths puzzles and games (3 hours). We will repeat these sessions in 18 or 24 months’ time (depending on their stage of education).

All participants will receive a voucher to say thank you for taking part. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. We also hope that the experience of being involved in research will be interesting and fun!

Want to find out more?

You can find out more about this research on our study website.

Or please contact the team at or 01865 271375 for further information.

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 CUREC REF: MS-IDREC-C2-2015-016