Brain function in healthy adults

Information about the structure and function of the brain obtained from MRI scans will be used to map the brain regions important for emotion and cognition.

Mapping these brain regions in healthy adults is the first step in understanding how relationships between brain regions are affected by chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

What's involved?

Volunteers will have an MRI of their brain, undergo cognitive testing and complete emotional and lifestyle questionnaires. The testing process takes approximately 2.5 hours. 

No financial compensation will be given, and due to the technical research nature of the study, we are unable to share your results with you. 

The study is conducted at Macquarie Medical Imaging, Macquarie Park. 

This research is conducted by the Sydney Translational Imaging Laboratory at the University of Sydney, led by Professor Stuart Grieve.

Ethics committee approval number: 5201500943 - MUH


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • are over 18
  • have no history of claustrophobia, metallic implants or other reason for not being able to have a MRI
  • have not participated in clinical research in the last 3 months.

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please fill out the following survey: