Take Part!

Ever wonder why a sentence like “Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana” wreaks havoc with your higher faculties? This marvellous specimen of a brain scrambler just goes to show how difficult comprehending even seemingly simple utterances can be. Here at the Neurolinguistics Lab we investigate exactly how the human brain processess language. If you are interested in one of the more complex puzzles of our time – let's get acquainted. During an internship in the Lab you'll not only learn about our work but (ideally) get hands-on practice in data acquisition and evaluation.

The internship is open for students* as well as graduates – just send an email to neurolab@uni-mainz.de. The duration of your internship will be determined individually.

*Still going to school? That's fine! We take applications from students in the sixth form.

We are always looking for participants willing to take part in our experiments. Quality data is the essential ingredient for cutting-edge research. All methods applied in the Neurolinguistics Lab are non-invasive and pain-free. Data obtained during our studies will be anonymised before publication, of course.

The duration of the experiments conducted varies according to the aim of the study and the techniques used to obtain the data. Roughly speaking, you should expect your appointment at the Lab to take up one to two hours.

We offer a small compensation of 8 Euros per hour for your time and effort – and hope you'll gain an insight into the intricate and fascinating world of neurolinguistics.

Often we get asked why most of our experiments require participants that are monolingual in German. This is only due to research questions and the method we use to analyse the data! However, sometimes we do conduct studies for which multilingual speakers are key. The requirements that any participants have to meet are determined and announced anew for each indiviual experiment.

Date: 01 March 2023

Update: EEG study with Japanese native speakers has been completed.

Are you interested or do you have any questions?

Then get in touch quickly: neurolab@uni-mainz.de!