Participants from Brock

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Participants from Brock

The following studies are currently recruiting participants from Brock.

Dwivedi Brain and Language Laboratory

The Dwivedi Brain and Language Laboratory is looking for individuals to participate in a research study investigating the neuropsychological responses related to reading. As the participant, you will be reading a variety of sentences and answering comprehensive questions in a computer based task that will last approximately 1 hour. As compensation the participant can either receive $10 OR 1 hour credit for participation.
 
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- Must have English as a first language (i.e. speaking English since age 3)
- Must be 18-35 years of age
- Must be right-handed
- Must not have a diagnosis of a neurological disorder or a disorder related to reading, learning, speech-language or hearing.
 
Contact Information:
Phone: (905)688-5550, ext. 5588

Brock University Sleep Research Laboratory

Effects of an Afternoon Nap on Cognitive & Emotional Functioning
The Brock University Sleep Research Lab is looking for individuals to participate in a research study investigating the effects of a daytime nap on various measures of cognitive and emotional functioning.
Participation in this study consists of three sessions:
- SESSION 1: 1 hour orientation to tour the lab and complete screening questionnaires.
- SESSION 2: An experimental session from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. consisting of cognitive and emotional tasks as well as a possible nap in the sleep lab.
- SESSION 3: Another experimental session from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. to complete cognitive and emotional tasks, again with the possibility of a nap in the sleep lab.
 
You will receive a $10 honorarium for participation in Session 1, a $20 honorarium for participation in Session 2, and either a $30 honorarium OR 3 hours credit for participation in Session 3. Thus you will receive either $60 OR $30 + 3 hours credit for full participation in the study.
 
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- Ages 17-30
- Good sleepers
- Non-smokers
- No recent shift work
- English speaker (learned before age 8)
- Right-handed
- No medications
- No history of head injury, no neurological or psychological  conditions (i.e. epilepsy, anxiety, depression, etc.)
 
Contact Information:
Phone: (905)688-5550, ext. 3795
Alternatively, you can go to the following page and indicate times you are available to take a call, and someone from the lab will contact you: https://doodle.com/nbi5ddmnpfkapxge
 
Effects of Sleep Loss on Attention and Emotion

The Brock University Sleep Research Laboratory is looking for individuals to participate in a research study investigating the effects of sleep loss on attention and emotion.
Your participation would involve:

- A 10-minute phone interview
- A 1 and a half hour orientation session in the Sleep Lab (to tour the facilities, complete questionnaires, and practice study performance tests)
- Wearing an Activity Monitor and completing a sleep/wake diary from home for one week
- MAIN STUDY: One afternoon (1-6pm) in the Sleep Lab to perform a battery of tests to measure alertness, attention, and emotion, and be asked to provide saliva samples to measure hormones. You may or may not be restricted to 4 hours of sleep on the prior night.
YOU WILL BE PAID AN HONORARIUM OF $50 FOR YOUR COMPLETE PARTICIPATION OR 3 HOURS COURSE CREDIT.

Participants must meet the following criteria:
- Female

- 17-30
- Non-smoker
- Right handed
- English first language or learned before age 8
- Women must have a regular and naturally cycling menstrual cycle (i.e., not using any hormonal contraceptive   techniques such as birth control pills, patches, or injections)
- No sleep difficulties
- Healthy, good sleepers with sleep times from approximately 11pm-7am
- Taking no medications
- No history of head injury, neurological condition, psychiatric condition (i.e., depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, chronic pain, or heart disease)

Contact information:
Phone Number: (905)688-5550 ext. 3795
Email: sin@brocku.ca

Consumer Perception and Cognition Laboratory

Our current research focuses on:
- Understanding the psychological factors that affect consumer behaviour
- Specifying how brief exposures to brands and brand related cues indirectly influence consumer preferences and consumer choice
- Determining how problem-solving indirectly influences consumer preferences
- Understanding how extraneous factors to consumption influence consumer preferences

Participants must meet the following criteria:
- male
- over the age of 19

Contact Information:
consumercognitio@brocku.ca
www.consumerlaboratory.ca
 

Speech Perception Lab

The purpose of the research is to determine if emotion words mean different things to different people. Participants will be asked to rate and categorize emotion words. Participation is expected to take approximately 1 hour and participants will be compensated $10.

Participants must meet the following criteria:
Looking for males and females who speak English as their primary language. They need to have no hearing deficits and no uncorrected vision deficits. If participants are from the community, they need to be 18 years of age or older.

Contact Information:
zupanlab@gmail.com
 

Volk Developmental Science Lab

The study is regarding high school and university peer relationships.

Participants must meet the following criteria:
we are looking for first year university students, any sex, under the age of 24.

Contact Information:
Email Holly Brown at hb10pj@brocku.ca

 

Other studies available at:

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