Participate in Research Studies

Study of Brain and Language

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory at UA is currently seeking healthy older participants for a brain and language research study. Participants will be compensated for participation.
 
What’s Involved
  • One visit, 2 hours in duration, at the University of Arizona
  • You will be wearing a sensor net that records brainwaves (EEG) while completing a reading task on a computer screen
  • You will be asked to fill out questionnaires on your language background and mental states
Eligibility
  • Native English speakers between 60-75 years of age
  • Right-handed with (corrected-to) normal vision
  • No history of psychiatric or neurological disorders
  • Not depressive or in any psychotherapy / on medication
If you are interested in participating in the study or have any questions, please contact Li-Chuan (Matt) Ku (lchnku@email.arizona.edu)

The Tweety Language Development Lab and Child Cognition Lab

We are recruiting infants between the ages of 4 and 20 months for single visit studies that last about 30 minutes. We provide free parking and infants receive a certificate, and a book or toy. If you are interesting in participating or learning more about our research, please call (520) 626-5720 or email tweetylanguagedevelopmentlab@gmail.com. You can learn more about our labs and current studies by visiting  https://tweety.lab.arizona.edu/ and https://www.childcognitionlab.arizona.edu.


Study of Daily Emotional Experiences

We are interested in how people experience emotions on a daily basis, and how emotional experiences affect cardiovascular activity.
Participants will be asked to:
  • Respond to a brief questionnaire (approximately 5 min) on a daily basis for 14 days
  • Participate in a 30 minute informed consent and fill out initial questionnaires at the University of Arizona
  • After the daily questionnaires, come to our lab for an interview and cardiovascular measurement via EKG.
Eligible participants:
  • Are over 18 years old
  • Are able to access the Internet on a daily basis
  • Do not have a chronic heart condition
If you think you would like more information, or have questions about the study, please call 520-626-5383 or toll free 1-877-518-4630. Or you can email Roman Palitsky (romanp@email.arizona.edu).
An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable.
We thank you for your willingness to help us understand the experience of grief and to advance science!
 

Department of Psychiatry Research Studies:

Light Exposure Study: Bright Light Therapy for Treatment of Sleep Problems Following Mild TBI
The SCAN Lab is conducting a study at the University of Arizona to observe how a six-week course of light exposure influences the brain and sleep pattern in people who have had a recent brain injury or “concussion.” 
Are you Eligible?

  • Ages 18-50
  • History of a head injury in the past 18 months
  • Right-handed
  • English as primary language 
  • No metal objects in body 

Contact: 520-428-5131, UASCANlab@psychiatry.arizona.edu or Brittany Forbeck: bforbeck@psychiatry.arizona.edu
 

Concussion Study: A Model for Predicting Cognitive and Emotional Health From Structural and Functional Neurocircuitry Following Traumatic Brain Injury. 
The SCAN Lab is conducting a study at the University of Arizona to understand the cognitive and psychological health of people who have experienced brain injury or “concussion.” 
Are you eligible?

  • Ages 18-45
  • History of a head injury in the past 12 months
  • Right-handed
  • English as primary language 
  • No metal objects in body 

Contact: UASCANlab@psychiatry.arizona.edu or Brittany Forbeck: bforbeck@psychiatry.arizona.edu

Traumatic Stress Study
The SCAN Lab is conducting a study at the University of Arizona to observe how a six-week course of morning light exposure influences emotions, cognition, and sleep in people who have experienced stress in response to a traumatic event.
Are you eligible?

  • Ages 18-50
  • Experienced traumatic stress or diagnosed with PTSD in the past 10 years
  • Right-handed
  • English as a primary language
  • No metal objects in body

If you would like more information about the study or to find out if you’re eligible, please visit UASCANLab.com and click on the “Traumatic Stress Study” link, or give us a call at (520) 428-5141.