10/17/16

ARE YOU A WORRIER? PARTICIPATE IN A PAID WRITING STUDY!

We are currently recruiting participants who describe themselves as
worriers for another WORRY AND WRITING Study.

DO YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME WORRYING ABOUT MANY DIFFERENT THINGS?
DOES WORRYING MAKE IT HARD TO ENJOY YOUR LIFE?
DO OTHER PEOPLE SAY YOU WORRY TOO MUCH?
DO YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CONTROL YOUR WORRYING?
ARE YOU BETWEEN 18 AND 65 YEARS OLD?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in the following study:
WORRY AND WRITING 1 STUDY: We are examining the relationship between worry
and writing. The study involves 5 visits to the lab and you will be asked
to complete a set of questionnaires about your thoughts, emotions, and
behaviors as well as a series of writing tasks.

STUDY CONTACT: Shreya (416) 979-5000 ext. 2182

All study appointments will take place at 105 Bond Street at Ryerson
University. If you would like more information about this study, please
call the study contact and mention the name of the study in your inquiry,
or email CAPLAB@PSYCH.RYERSON.CA with the name of the study and the name
of the study contact in the subject line.

All queries are confidential. A phone screen (which participants will not
be compensated for) is required for all studies to determine eligibility.
YOU WILL BE COMPENSATED FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IF ELIGIBLE.

All studies have been approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics
Board.

10/17/16

Research Participants Needed – Social Attitudes Study

We are conducting a study looking at attitudes towards social groups. The study involves tasks that require you to categorize faces, complete cognitive tasks using an iPad and fill out questionnaires about yourself, your opinions, and your behaviours.

 This is a one-time session lasting 60-90 minutes and will take place at OISE (252 Bloor St W). You will be compensated $20 and reimbursed for your TTC fare or parking costs if applicable. 

Eligible participants are:
– Caucasian
– 18-25 years of age
– Able to complete the study in English
 
 Please email lifespandevelopment@kangleelab.com if you are interested in participating, or call us at 416-934-4503.
07/26/16

EXPERIMENT PARTICIPATION: Neuroscience Study

Would you like to be a test subject in a neuroscience study? Have your brain activity measured and your attention and memory tested? (Compensation $15/hr)

 I would like to invite anybody aged 18-35 (must be right-handed and not have difficulties with hearing) to participate in a research study examining the mechanisms of long term memory for complex sound and attention in the brain (we will be measuring neural activity using an “electroencephalogram” or EEG).

The study is approximately 4 hours long. You will be compensated with $15 per hour plus travel expenses (TTC). You can have the option of coming in for one 4 hour session, or two 2 hour sessions.

The study will involve a “training phase” during which you will learn the location of an auditory target (tone) within complex audio-clips. You will be asked to remember the location of the tone within each audio-clip for the purpose of the following “memory task”. During both these tasks you will just be listening to sounds and pressing a button to make appropriate responses.

About midway through the session, we will set up the EEG – several electrodes will be placed on your scalp, face and neck (the skin is rubbed with an alcohol pad and the electrodes are attached with a sticky gel). The EEG is completely pain-less and risk-free (Approx 45 minutes set-up). You will then complete an “attention task” as we record EEG activity.

We have availability several days a week at the end of July, in August, and following months. Upon contact, I can offer several time slots to choose from.

Please email Jacqueline Zimmermann (jazimmermann@research.baycrest.org) if you are interested!

The study is being conducted at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Hospital, located at 3560 Bathurst Street.

05/11/16

RECRUITING RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPANTS

Would you like to be a test subject in a brain science study? Have your
brain activity measured and get a chance to improve your perception of
rapid speech?
(Compensation $15/hr)

We would like to invite anybody aged 18-35 (must be right-handed, speak
English as a first language and not have difficulties with hearing) to
participate in a research study examining the mechanisms of speech
perception and learning. We will be measuring neural activity using an
electroencephalogram (or EEG).

The study is conducted over the course of 2-3 sessions with the first and
last sessions 7-10 days apart. The first and final sessions will take a
total of 2-2.5 hours to complete. The middle session will take up to 1
hour. You will be compensated with $15 per hour plus travel expenses (TTC)
for each session. The study takes place at Baycrest Hospital (3560 Bathurst
St, Toronto).

On the first day the study will involve a short hearing test followed by an
EEG recording while you listen to very fast speech. We will also test how
well you comprehend the rapid sentences. Subsequently, some of the
participants will get the opportunity to train on this type of speech for
another session. In the final session we will again record your EEG while
you listen to rapid speech and try to repeat what you’ve heard. For EEG
recordings several electrodes will be placed on your scalp and face (the
skin is rubbed with an alcohol pad and the electrodes are attached with
sticky gel). The EEG is completely pain-less and risk-free.

We have availability several days a week the third week of May. I can offer
several time slots to choose from.

Please email Karen at kbanai@research.baycrest.org if you are interested!

05/11/16

PARTICIPANT OPPORTUNITY: Paid Memory Study

Calling all Undergraduate Students (Ages 18-25 yrs.) for a PAID study on Memory of Visual Objects at Baycrest Hospital.

You get $20 after completing the 1 hr study!

We are currently recruiting participants for an eye-tracking study at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital. All testing will take place at Baycrest Hospital at 3560 Bathurst st. at Bathurst and Wilson. In this study we want to know how people perceive visual objects. You will be asked to view a series of pictures of objects presented on a computer screen and to make decisions about them. While you are performing these tasks, your eye movements will also be monitored using a non-invasive eye-tracking camera. There are no known risks or discomfort associated with this device.  We would love to have you as a participant if you are interested and are available! The study will be 1 session lasting 1hr, with $20 compensation! The $20 Compensation includes TTC cost or a free parking pass will be provided to you if you are driving!

The investigators of this study are Dr. Fahad Ahmad and Van Tran.Their supervisor is Dr. Bradley Buchsbaum, Scientist at Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest.

If you are interested and would like to set an appointment, please contact Fahad by the following email address: fahmad@research.baycrest.org

You can also contact fourth year undergraduate student, Van Tran, email address: vnt.tran@mail.utoronto.ca