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Kernel is now accepting participants in Los Angeles. New locations in other cities are opening soon, based on interest and demand. Download our app or sign up for our participant newsletter to learn more about how to get involved.

Experiences

Recruiting

Brain Activity Alcohol Study

Culver City
Man wearing Flow.

Kernel is recruiting Healthy Participants for a study about alcohol and brain activity. What happens to the brain after a couple drinks?

AppliedVR and Pain Study

Culver City
Woman wearing VR headset.

If you have had chronic lower back pain for at least the last 12 months, you may be eligible to enroll in a study evaluating brain activity that will compare two different virtual reality programs.

Results Coming Soon

Brain Age Study

Waitlist Full
Woman wearing Flow.

How does the brain change with age? Kernel is researching aging in the brain. See if you qualify to participate and you could receive $75 for a one-time visit.

Ketamine Study

Waitlist Full
Man wearing Flow.

If you have tried ketamine or a psychedelic substance in the past such as, psilocybin (mushrooms), you may be eligible to enroll in a study investigating the effects of lowdose ketamine on the brain.

Attention Study

Waitlist Full
Man in Flow meditating.

This 13-week study includes a 1-2 hour weekly in-person visit where you will wear a Flow headset and complete attention tasks. At home you will be asked to complete multiple short questionnaires. Participants will be paid up to $700 for completing all study visits.

Emotion Study

Waitlist Full
Man in Flow dancing.

The goal of the Kernel Emotion Study is to make the connection between music, media, and the emotions they elicit from the listener.

Gridshot

Waitlist Full
Woman in Flow playing game.

The study uses Kernel Flow, a portable headset equipped with high-tech sensors to record brain activity while playing a video game. One visit will take about one hour. Participation is unpaid but you will receive images of your brain activity while playing the video game.

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Create a Kernel Account

Create a Kernel account to hear about studies in your area, easily enroll in ongoing studies, view brain reports, and access the mobile app.

Get the Kernel App

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Sign up and manage studies, view reports, and connect your wearables.

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Explore Experiences Near You

Visit our state of the art locations and be on the frontier of neuroscience.

Get the Kernel App

Point your camera at the QR code to download Kernel.

Sign up and manage studies, view reports, and connect your wearables.

Download the app today!

QR code to app store