Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Research Study — Baycrest Hospital

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 conducted over the course of two days (with exactly 24 hour interval between part 1 and 2). Both parts of the experiment will take a total of approx. 2 hours to complete, and you will be compensated with $15 per hour plus travel expenses (TTC) on both days.

On the first day, 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.

We will ask you to return to the lab 24 hours later. On the second day, 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 this month and in March and April. Upon contact, I can offer several time slots to choose from.

Please email me at if you are interested!