Research Activities

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.

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

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.

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 inquire if you are unsure whether you meet inclusion criteria).

Study 2: Electroencephalography (EEG) study

EEG and behavioural correlates of fatigue indicated by real time monitoring of saccadic eye movements

We are interested in eye movements and brain activity while someone is getting drowsy. Brain activity will be recorded using Electroencephalography (EEG), a non-invasive technique. The experiment will take place at the University of Ottawa's Sleep Research Laboratory for three sessions, including 2-3 afternoons spent completing a driving simulator task while EEG is recorded. You will be compensated 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 (please feel free to inquire if you are unsure whether you meet inclusion criteria).

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

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