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Participating in the institute's research

Why should I participate?

For our research, we rely on volunteers to participate in our experiments. It is the participation of volunteers that enables us to do science.

As a compensation for your time, we also pay our participants. Currently, we pay €6 for experiments taking up to 30 minutes, €8 for experiments taking 30 to 45 minutes, €10 for experiments taking 45-60 minutes, etc.


How can I participate?

You can register as a participant by filling in an online questionnaire at Please note that it is (at the moment) only available in Dutch. After registration, you will be invited to participate in experiments by our researchers.

If you have any questions, please contact Annelies van Wijngaarden at or 024-3521232.


How do I cancel an appointment?

If you are not able to come to the appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. You can call the reception desk at 024-3521911.


How do I unsubscribe?

You can unsubscribe at any moment by going to Please note that, due to administrative reasons, you might receive a few more invitations to our experiments.

Genetic research

In addition to our behaviour experiments, you are also welcome to participate in experiments run by the Department "Language and Genetics". You can participate in these experiments from home. See this page for more information. Please note that we cannot pay participants in our genetic research.

Last checked 2018-10-22 by Annelies van Wijngaarden
About MPI

This is the MPI

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types.

The institute is situated on the campus of the Radboud University. We participate in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and have particularly close ties to that institute's Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. We also participate in the Centre for Language Studies. A joint graduate school, the IMPRS in Language Sciences, links the Donders Institute, the CLS and the MPI.



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