Participate in research
The University of Ottawa Sleep Laboratory is looking for adults age 20‐35 and 55-85 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.
Study 1: 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 and 55-85, 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).