Research Activities

Participate in research

The University of Ottawa Sleep Laboratory is looking for adults age 20‐35 to participate in research studies. Participants must be in good health and describe themselves as a “good” sleeper. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires to verify that they are eligible to participate.

To enquire about participating, please fill out the research participation enquiry form.

Study 1: Drowsy driving study

The uOttawa Sleep Lab under Dr. Stuart Fogel of the Psychology department is looking for adults aged 20-35 years to participate in a research study investigating eye movements, brain activity, and vigilance. 

Participants will be asked to complete some questionnaires to verify that they are eligible to participate. The participants that are chosen will be asked to spend one hour in the sleep laboratory performing a simple vigilance task while having their eye movements tracked via a near-infrared eye tracker system and their brain activity recorded via electrodes placed on their scalp and face. You will be compensated with $40 ($20 per lab session).

To enquire about participating, please fill out the research participation enquiry form.

Study 2: Brain Imaging (MRI) study

Neural Correlates of Cognitive Procedural Memory Consolidation During Sleep

In this experiment, we are looking at brain activity related to learning a new task. Brain activity will be recorded using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG), two non-invasive techniques. The experiment will take place at the Royal Ottawa Brain Imaging Centre and Royal Ottawa Sleep Research Laboratory for three sessions, including 2-3 nights spent sleeping in the laboratory. You will be compensated with $100 for your participation.

Inclusion criteria: 20-35, right-handed, English native speaker, normal or corrected-to-normal vision, no neurological or psychiatric disorders (past and present), not pregnant, no metal in body (please feel free to enquire if you are unsure whether you meet inclusion criteria).

To enquire about participating, please fill out the research participation enquiry form.

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