Discover How the Brain and Genes Affect The Mind


Next Steps

  1. Complete the study questionnaire
  2. Understand if you’re eligible to participate
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Research Centre: Monash Biomedical Imaging
Location: 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton 3168
Lead Doctor: Professor Alex Fornito
Ethics Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (Project #12692)


Attention, young men! Be part of cutting-edge research exploring how personality traits affect mental health. This study combines brain imaging, genetics, and surveys to uncover crucial insights. Are you a man aged 18 – 45? Participate in an online questionnaire and a single 7- to 8-hour visit including cognitive testing, an interview, and an MRI scan. Plus, complete a 28-day daily survey. Compensation up to $250 available. Don’t miss out—help shape the future of mental health!

Why Participate?

  • You will be compensated up to $250 for participating in this study.
  • You will be helping researchers to better understand how to identify people at risk of psychiatric disorders.
  • You will be helping researchers to potentially improve early detection and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Healthy adults aged 18 – 45 years old
  • European ancestry (all 4 grandparents of European descent)
  • First language is English
  • Normal, or corrected to normal, vision
  • Must be right-handed
  • Must not have any metal in the body (medical implants, mouth braces, or permanent piercings)
  • Does not have a history of any neurological illness (e.g. epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, frequent/recurrent migraines, fibromyalgia, seizures, concussion/TBI)
  • Not currently pregnant or trying to conceive
  • Have not taken hormone blockers, undergone hormone replacement therapy, or had gender-affirming surgery
  • Able to attend 1 study visit at the research site
  • Double vaccinated against COVID-19

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What’s Next?

  1. Click the link to enter your contact details and take the study questionnaire.
  2. If eligible, a member of the research team will contact you to discuss the study and answer any questions you may have.
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