Brain and Mind Institute

Participants


Interested in participating in SLEEP RESEARCH

The BMI Sleep Laboratory is looking for young adults aged 20-35 years to participate in a research study investigating the relationship between daytime napping and nocturnal sleep. 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 one night as well as one afternoon in the sleep lab. During these sessions, the brain activity of the participants will be recorded via electrodes placed on their scalp and face. During the afternoon session, the participants will also be asked to perform a simple reaction-time task before and after sleeping. If you are interested, please email Laura Ray at lray3@uwo.ca.


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


Seeking patients with Parkinson's Disease and healthy volunteers

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