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Study Recruitment

Opportunities to participate in research projects as a subject

ARiEAL exists for the purpose of facilitating research. Participant/Subject involvement is an essential element of our research enterprise. If you are interested in being part of a research study conducted at any particular laboratories led by ARiEAL members, please visit their laboratory website for study recruitment information in details. Or, please see below for these opportunities in brief:

  • Tracking the neural rhythms of language and music in development, a research study led by Dr. Marc Joanisse at the Language, Reading, and Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Western University, is now looking for participants! Children aged 8-10 might be eligible to participate in this interesting opportunity. This study looks at how children track the rhythms of music and language in everyday listening situations. The researchers are especially interested in how this relates to children’s reading abilities, which are thought to be linked to listening to speech and rhythm. In the study, children will play language and music games with the researcher, or on a computer; next they watch a movie while their neural activity is recorded using EEG. EEG is a non-invasive way to measure the electrical activity of the brain from the scalp while someone is listening to sounds. Participation involves making visit to Western University in London, and takes about 3 hours. Children and parents are compensated for their time. Contact Christina Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden (cdernede@uwo.ca) for more information! The recruitment is expected to end in December 2017.

  • The Brain Bases of Reading Ability and Disability, a research study led by Dr. Marc Joanisse at the Language, Reading, and Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Western University, is now looking for participants! Children of all reading abilities in Grades 4, 5, and 6 might be eligible to take part in this interesting opportunity. This study investigates how school-age children's brains support reading development, and how this is linked to the level of a child’s reading success. Participating in this study involves 2 one-hour visits to the lab at Western University. Both visits could possibly occur on the same day if that is more convenient. Your time will be compensated. If you are interested in having your child participate or in receiving more information, please contact the Language, Reading, and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at joanisselab@gmail.com or (519) 661-2111 ext. 81408. The recruitment is expected to end in December 2018.