Help us study the effects of working memory training on smoking-related behaviours

Volunteers who smoke daily are needed for a new study examining the effects of working memory training on working memory deficits and smoking resistance.

A number of studies have shown that acute withdrawal produces deficits in working memory in adult smokers. Following the recent development of cognitive training paradigm targeting working memory performance deficits, working memory training could be added to standard cessation programmes to improve the chances of long-term cigarette smoking cessation.

This study will investigate the effects of working memory training in overnight abstinent daily smokers.

Take part

We are looking for daily smokers who:

  • are aged between 18 and 50 years
  • smoke at least 10 manufactured cigarettes or 15 roll ups per day
  • smoke within one hour of waking
  • are not using any nicotine replacement therapies, or are actively trying or have tried to give up smoking recently

What you'll get

You will receive £10 for your time.

What's involved in the study

You will be asked to attend one session to complete some questionnaires and computerised tasks.

Take part in this study

If you would like to take part in this research study or if you have any questions, please get in touch with the researcher.


All information and data provided will be anonymised, used for research purposes only and will remain strictly confidential. The study has been reviewed and received ethical approval from the Psychology Department Ethics Committee (17-054).