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 for your participation.
To be included, participants must be aged 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 inquire if you are unsure whether you meet inclusion criteria).
Study 2: Melatonin study
The impact of melatonin on sleep and sleep-dependent memory consolidation
In this experiment, we are looking for adults to participate in a research study investigating the relationship between sleep and memory. Brain activity will be recorded using functional electroencephalography (EEG).
To be included, participants must be aged 20-35 years old, right-handed, native English speakers, no neurological or psychiatric disorders (past and present), healthy and describe themselves as a “good” sleeper. Participants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis and 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 three nights in the laboratory where their brain activity will be recorded via electrodes placed on their scalp, face and chest. On one of the nights in the laboratory, participants will also be asked to take a melatonin supplement.