Phase 1 – participants will memorize musical melodies at home, and their memory for the melodies will be tested in a 3-hour long session at the Montreal Neurological Institute.
Phase 2 – participants who will pass the memory test in Phase 1 will continue to Phase 2, which involves imagining melodies while brain responses are measured, at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Brain activity will be measured using functional magnetic resonance imagining (fMRI) – a safe, painless and non-invasive technique.
The total compensation for both phases is $185. Interested participants could also get a photo of their brain.
To verify that you qualify to participate, or for more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title “Music Imagery”. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Please help us in the recruitment of non-musicians for a study at BRAMS (International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research) under the supervision of Dr. Isabelle Peretz, Professor, Dept. of Psychology, UdeM. We are seeking:
– Women at least 65 years old
– Men at least 70 years old
It is very important that these participants have no or very little (less than 3 years) musical education (no music lessons, except for those mandatory at school) or musical experience like singing in a choir or playing a musical instrument (even for fun).
The participants are invited to do a 25 minutes online test to assess their musical abilities: http://www.brams.org/amusia-research/ . After choosing the language, the code for this test is AMUSV2.
The test is divided in 3 parts: 1-) Comparing short musical excerpts and indicating if they are identical or different. 2-) Indicating if the melody contains an incongruity (a brief pause) or not. 3-) Determining if the melody contains an incongruity or not (false note).
Afterwards, the participant is invited to fill a 3 minute-questionnaire about the place of music in his/ her life : Questionnaire
Please, forward this email to your friends or acquaintances who meet the criteria and wish to help us by participating in this study.
We thank you in advance for your precious help and receive our best regards.
Margot Charignon email@example.com
Lucie-Maud Ménard firstname.lastname@example.org
Mihaela Felezeu email@example.com
Did you grow up speaking only English at home with your family and later learned to speak French? Or maybe you grew up speaking only French at home with your family and later learned to speak English?
Either way, we want to hear from you!
English/French bilinguals are needed to take part in an Event Related brain Potentials (ERP) study investigating language processing. ERP is a technique used to record your brain activity. We will ask you to take part in one testing session (3 hours) on McGill campus.
You will be compensated for your time and inconvenience!
If you are interested, please contact us for more information.
We are recruiting pianists with at least 6 years of training whose native language is English or French. Pianists will perform simple melodies and speak short phrases in English. The experiment will take around 75 minutes and participants will receive $5 for hearing and memory tests and an additional $10 for their participation in the experiment.
Interested participants should send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For young adults: Researchers at Concordia University’s Cognition, Aging, and Psychophysiology lab (Loyola Campus) are looking for participants for a research project investigating the relationship between bilingualism and cognition.
The testing session involves using an electroencephalogram (EEG) to record the electrical activity of the brain while listening to short stories in your first and second language.
Participants must be:
· Aged between 18 and 35 years old
· Right handed
· In good overall health
· French-English bilingual
· no functional knowledge of a third language
If you are interested in participating or are unsure if you meet the language criteria, please contact us at email@example.com
For older adults: Researchers at Concordia University’s Cognition, Aging, and Psychophysiology lab (Loyola Campus) are looking for participants for research projects investigating the relationship between bilingualism and cognition.
Participants must be:
· 65 or older
· Right handed
· In good overall health
· Bilingual English/French
If you are interested in participating or are unsure if you meet the language criteria, please contact us at bilingualdiscourse@
Research participants wanted for a study on music processing at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology.
An experiment on the physical responses to music needs participants! Volunteers must be healthy, 18 years or older, and with no current medical, neurological, psychiatric, or hearing conditions. The study will involve measuring body responses using safe, non-invasive physical monitoring devices such as heart rate and respiration rate monitors.
There is a $15 compensation for time and inconveniences associated with your participation in the study. The maximum duration of the single study session will be about 1.5 hours.
To verify that you qualify to participate in the study, or for more information, please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are currently recruiting male participants to complete a computer-based behavioral assessment, where they will be asked to rate social visual and auditory stimuli (i.e. faces and voices) based on their perceived emotion and different physical attributes. Participants will be compensated $20 for their time (about 2 hours).
To participate, you have to be:
• Native or bilingual English-speakers;
• Have no history of neurological or auditory disorders.
This project is under supervision of Dr. Jorge L. Armony, McGill University.
Interested? Contact Ignacious Spiousas, Ph.D. or Hanjian Xu, Ph.D. student at: email@example.com
The BRAMS – CRBLM is looking for participants to be part of a control group in a study on short-term memory and listening effort. In order to participate, you must:
– be aged between 18 and 80 years old
– have English or French as mother tongue
– not have diagnosed hearing loss
– not have any neurological disorders (e.g. epilepsy)
– not take any medication affecting the central nervous system, drug, alcohol
The study will require two sessions (not the same day) about 90-120 minutes each. You will listen to speech stimuli and sometimes memorize them. It will be presented in different auditory contexts while wearing a non-invasive glasses that track your pupil position and dilation. Compensation is CAD$20 per session. If you are interested in participating, please contact Yue Zhang via firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-692-4200.
Where is it? In the CIRMMT lab: 527 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal (Metro closest : McGill).
Le laboratoire de phonétique de l’UQAM est actuellement à la recherche de jeunes enfants parlant le français québécois (âgés de 5 ou 6 ans) pour participer à une étude sur la perception de la parole. Vous pensez connaître un(e) jeune scientifique en herbe? Contactez-nous! Vous trouverez tous les détails de l’étude dans la pièce jointe.