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Saltwater Tasting Study

Research Question:
Using subjective rating methods and brain imaging, can we learn more about taste perceptions and the brain processes that cause them?

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
This research study includes 2 study sessions. During both sessions, participants will taste and rate different solutions of salt and water. The first session is to train participants on how to report subjective taste experience and to ensure comfort with having a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scan. The second session will take place on a separate day, and participants will be asked to report subjective taste experience - this time in the MRI scanner. Eligibility: Ages 18-45, non-smoker, healthy

Location: 430 Elmwood Ave
Study Reference #: 4106

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Paul Geha

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Pain Lab
Phone: (585) 275-4424

Additional Study Details

Study Details:
Screening for eligibility over the phone, then the study procedures will include 2 study sessions. The first session is a training session to make sure you know how to report subjective taste experience and you would feel comfortable having a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scan. The second session will take place on a separate day, where you will be asked to do the same things – this time in the actual MRI scanner. During these sessions, you will be tasting and rating different solutions of salt and water.

Number of Visits:  2 to 5
Parking:  Free
Transportation Coverage:  No
Reimbursement:  Yes

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