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Embodied Behavior Study

The purpose of this research is to observe the impact of metabolic processes on cognition and behavior. You are being asked to participate in this research study because you are at least 18-years old and you meet our eligibility criterion.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 99 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

Participants are asked to come into the lab for a 1.5-hour session. During this session they will complete questionnaires and tasks. Questionnaires will ask about physical and mental health, life experiences, emotions, and cognitive associations. Tasks are designed to measure participants' sensitivity to heartbeat and stomach sensations, as well as socioemotional functioning.



In-person visits:
Total length of participation:
1.5 hours

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • You are 18 years or older
  • You are a fluent English speaker
  • You have normal or corrected to normal vision
  • You have normal or corrected to normal hearing

Not eligible if:

  • You have food allergies to dairy, gluten, nuts, or alliums
  • You are currently ill
  • You have had covid-19 in the last 3 weeks
  • You are pregnant or may be pregnant

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

Davie Hall (UNC-Chapel Hill)
235 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Mallory Feldman
Psychology and Neuroscience

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Eating, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Mental and Emotional Health

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