Brain and Mind Institute

Participants


1. Seeking patients with Parkinson's Disease and healthy volunteers

Find out more information on Dr. Penny MacDonald's website - Here

2. Seeking individual who SMOKE CIGARETTES for research studies involving L-DOPA

We are currently seeking individuals who smoke cigarettes to participate in research studies on attention, memory, and thinking and the effects of l-dopa medication.  The experiment involves simple computer learning tasks that require no previous experience.  You will have to answer some questions to ensure that you are eligible to participate in research studies prior to scheduling your appointment.  The experiment will last approximately 2 hours and compensation will be provided for your participation.  If you are interested in being involved or require more information, please contact the MacDonald Lab at (519) 661-2111 ex. 80271 or e-mail pmacdonaldlab@gmail.com with the subject Smoking Study and please leave your phone number.

Please check that you meet ALL of the following criteria:

between 18 and 80 years of age

NO history of neurological or major psychiatric disorder

NOT taking Adderall, Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta)

NO history of abusing alcohol, prescription or street drugs


3. Seeking individuals diagnosed with OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER for fMRI Research Studies

We are currently seeking individuals who have been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to participate in research studies on attention, memory, and thinking.  Experiments involve simple computer tasks that require no previous experience and will take place in an fMRI machine.  You will have to answer some questions to ensure that you are eligible to participate in research studies prior to scheduling your appointment.  The experiment involves 2 testing sessions and each will last approximately 2.5 hours and compensation will be provided after each session for your participation.  If you are interested in being involved or require more information, please contact the MacDonald Lab at (519) 661-2111 ex. 80271 or e-mail pmacdonaldlab@gmail.com and please leave your phone number.

Please check that you meet ALL of the following criteria:

between 18 and 80 years of age

NO history of neurological or major psychiatric disorder (other than OCD)

NOT taking Adderall, Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta)

NO history of abusing alcohol, prescription or street drugs

NOT clautrophobic


4. Interested in participating in SLEEP RESEARCH

The BMI Sleep Laboratory is looking for adults age 30-65 years to participate in a research study investigating the relationship between sleep and memory. Participants must be healthy and describe themselves as a “good sleeper". Participants 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 a few nights in the sleep lab and afternoon memory testing sessions.

Please email Valya Sergeeva at valyasergeev[at]gmail.com

OR

Find out more information about other sleep studies at BMI Sleep Lab