• The Monash Brain and Behaviour Project aims to understand how people differ in traits that contribute to risk and resilience for mental illness, and to understand how genes and brain function contribute to these differences. The findings from this study may inform the development of strategies for identifying people at risk of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and substance abuse. This research may also contribute to the development of more effective early intervention and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

    Please contact us if you are interested in participating in this study, or would like further information:

    E-mail: MICCN-MBBP@monash.edu

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Monas...

    This study has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC): Project Number 12692

    People Involved

    Alex Fornito Jeggan Tiego Kate Thompson Murat Yücel Kevin Aquino ​Tribikram Thapa
  • Information for Participants

    This study seeks healthy men and women to participate. Participants are asked to complete an online questionnaire and attend one 5-hour study visit. During the site visit, participants will complete cognitive testing, an interview, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Following the visit, participants will also be asked to take part in a daily experience sampling survey that takes 1 - 2 minutes per day for 28 days. Those enrolled will be compensated up to $200 for participating.

    To participate in this study, you must be:

    1.    Aged 18 – 45 years old

    2.    European ancestry for purposes of genetic analysis (defined as all four grandparents of European descent)

    3.    No intellectual disability

    4.    Normal, or corrected to normal, vision (e.g. not colour blind)

    5.    No metal in body (e.g. medical implants, mouth braces, permanent piercings)

    6.    No history of steroid abuse or clinically diagnosed substance abuse

    7.    No personal history of neurological illness (e.g. epilepsy, multiple sclerosis) or significant head injury (loss of consciousness > 3minutes)

    8.    No significant history of treatment for a psychiatric disorder (check with us if unsure)

    If you are interested in participating in this study, or would like further information, please contact us by email or Facebook via the links below:

    E-mail: MICCN-MBBP@monash.edu

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Monas...

    This study has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC): Project Number 12692