Current Projects

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Is it possible to update fearful memories?

Objective: We are investigating if and how fearful memories can be updated.

Eligibility: University of Ottawa students currently registered through the Integrated System of Participation in Research (ISPR).

Participation: Participants attend three consecutive brief laboratory sessions over a span of 3 days that last about 30 minutes. During these sessions, participants view images of spiders that are sometimes accompanied by a mild shock that is uncomfortable but not painful. Prior to beginning the study, participants fill out a spider phobia questionnaire to measure fear of spiders. Participants also hear loud short bursts of noise and skin conductance as well as some facial muscle movements are measured via electrodes.

Language: English

For more information about this study, please contact us by email at casl@uOttawa.ca.


If only our bodies could talk!

Objective: The aim of this study is to better understand bodily sensations and what we think of them.

Eligibility: University of Ottawa students currently registered through the Integrated System of Participation in Research (ISPR). Participants should understand written English well.

Participation: Participants complete a series of questionnaires online on a variety of subjects, including some questions on sexual function and arousal, and mental health. This study takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete, and participants are compensated with one course credit.

Language: English

For more information about this study, please contact Leanne Kane by email at lkane040@uOttawa.ca.


Do you remember?

Objective: The purpose of the current study is to examine different types of memory and your mood.

Eligibility: University of Ottawa students currently registered through the Integrated System of Participation in Research (ISPR)

Participation: Participants will complete a series of questionnaires and memory assessments in the laboratory with a research assistant. Assessments will involve both researcher and computer administered assessments. This study will take approximately 70 minutes to complete.

Language: English.

Please contact Keera Fishman by email at kfish070@uOttawa.ca if you are interested in participating in this study.

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