Adult Volunteers with Anosmia (no sense of smell) or Hyposmia (diminished sense of smell) are needed to assess how spice affects food liking and salt intake.
Adults with anosmia or hyposmia for at least 12 weeks and between the ages of 18 – 65 may qualify for a research study looking at the effect of spice in food liking and salt preference. This study involves 4 visits to the Monell Center.
Each session will last about 1 hour. You will be asked to answer questionnaires about what foods you eat, complete taste testing, and provide a urine sample.
You will receive up to $100 following the completion of the study.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Steph at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ad posted 9/24/2021
Adult Volunteers Needed to Complete Four Different Smell Tests
Adults between the ages of 18-75 may qualify for a research study to validate SCENTinel, a newly developed rapid smell test to screen for smell loss, against three other commercially available smell tests: NIH Toolbox Odor Identification Test, B-SIT, and Sniffin Sticks. This study involves 1 visit to the Monell Center.
The visit will involve completing four different smell tests. You will also complete a brief health history questionnaire.
The visit will last ~60 minutes. You will receive $20 following the completion of the study.
Ad posted 7/26/2021
Cranial Nerve Stimulation Study
The Monell Chemical Senses Center is looking for volunteers for a smell study to be conducted at the Center. This research explores the role of cranial nerve stimulation and how it impacts your sense of smell.
Eligible to adults 18 – 50 years of age. Subjects will be asked to detect, identify, discriminate, and evaluate various smells. Subjects may be asked to wear a small ear clip that contains an electrode that delivers a mild electrical impulse to stimulate cranial nerves.
The total estimated time of your participation in this study is up to 3 (three) hours over separate visits.
We will compensate subjects for participation and travel costs for each study visit. Compensation based upon completion of tasks and length of participation.
Some exclusion criteria apply; please contact the lab for more information.
Contact Kristen at email@example.com.