Participate in Studies

Thank you for your interest in our research!

We study topics including attention, consciousness, sense of agency, cognitive control and free will. To achieve this, we use different scientific tools such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Driving Simulation, Eye-Tracking and Floatation.

Our research participants come from universities as well as the general community, and might be compensated for the time that they commit to our studies.

Please consider joining our participant pool if you would like to be informed of future experiment opportunities.

Join the Brain Institute

We are always looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic lab members. If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you.

Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students should contact Dr. Uri Maoz ( or Dr. Aaron Schurger ( .

Most Ph.D. students at the Brain Institute are enrolled in the Chapman University Computational and Data Sciences program. Additional information on the Ph.D. in Computational and Data Sciences is available here.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Research assistants are responsible for supporting research through tasks including journal review, experiment design, participant recruitment, data collection and data analysis.

Chapman University students of all majors are welcome to apply. We especially encourage you to apply if:

  • You have a particular interest in the research that is being conducted at the Brain Institute.
  • You have a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • You are a current sophomore, junior, or senior. We may make exceptions for particularly enthusiastic and talented first-year students who have some background in statistics and research methods.

If you are interested in becoming a research assistant (RA), please send an email to, include your transcript, CV, expected graduation year, and specific projects (or research methods) you are interested in.

Paid Positions

Job postings for our open positions can be found here.

If you do not see any positions listed on the hiring portal but are still interested in joining the Brain Institute, we may consider you for a part-time research assistant position. For inquiries, please send us an email at including your cover letter and CV.

High School Interns

We are not currently accepting high school interns.