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Six Citizen Science Projects to Study Your Mind and Body

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By Arvind Suresh (Editor)
Nov 13, 2015 7:06 PMNov 20, 2019 5:25 AM


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From human cognition to gut microbes, people just like you are working with researchers to study the human mind and body.

Below, you'll find six projects to do today.

Visit the SciStarter Project Finder for 1000 more opportunities to power science for, and by, the people!


The SciStarter Team

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Flu Survey

This project tracks the spread of influence in the United Kingdom. If you have flu symptoms, report them via their easy online data form.

Get Started!


Feeling ill? Send in a nasal swab or saliva sample to be checked for viral infections and help scientists understand a person's risk of becoming sick.

Get Started!

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American Gut

There are trillions of microbes occurring naturally in our guts. To better understand them, purchase a sampling kit and submit a sample of your gut microbes today!

Get Started!

Microbiome and Oral Health

Do you live in the San Francisco Bay area? If so, consider participating in this fee-based study, which is investigating the relationship between saliva and the bacteria in your mouth. Participants also receive a free dental exam and cleaning!

Get Started!

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The Online Wisdom Lab examines how cognition changes with age. You can play games and takes quizzes on your smartphone, while contributing to science at the same time!

Get Started!

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Can the time of day affect your cognitive functions? What about your moods? With this iPhone app, it only takes a few minutes to find out!

Get Started!


Have an upcoming citizen science event? Add them to SciStarter by clicking on the "add an event" button on the SciStarter Homepage.

Contact the SciStarter Team

Email: info@scistarter.com

Website: http://scistarter.com

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