Study Participants

Volunteer Study Participants

Various studies may be underway at different times in the lab that require volunteer participants (control subjects or individuals with nervous system disorders). This page will be updated regularly with studies that are ongoing in the lab which require volunteer participants. Please see the list below and contact the appropriate researcher if you meet the criteria listed.

On a first visit to the lab you will be asked to read and sign an informed consent after the procedures are thoroughly explained to your satisfaction. Any data collected from you will be kept confidential and you may withdraw your participation at any time. We can reimburse parking or reasonable commuting costs.

Studies Recruiting Volunteers

Investigating how attention influences motor imagery performance

Study Details: Single session lasting 120 minutes and you will be compensated $20.

Eligibility: To be eligible to volunteer you must be between 17 and 60 years of age and not have any history of disorders affecting your brain, nerves, bones, or muscles that would impact your ability to complete the study.

Contact: Darby Green- Darby.Green@dal.ca


Investigating the nature of motor imagery-based learning

Study Details: Single session lasting 60 minutes and you will be compensated $15.

Eligibility: To be eligible to volunteer you must be able to provide informed consent, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, and have no history of neurological impairment.

Contact: Juliet Rowe – Juliet.rowe@dal.ca


Investigating how by products of exercise affect brain excitability

Study details: 2 sessions – Both involving exercise and one session to involve blood lactate measurements. You will be compensated $20 per session.

Eligibility: To be eligible to volunteer, you must be between 18 and 40 years of age, you must not have any brain, lung or heart conditions and you must not be a smoker.

Contact: Cassidy Klein – cassidy.klein@dal.ca


Inhibition of feedback simulation in motor imagery

Study details: 2 sessions – Session 1 lasting 120 minutes, Session 2 lasting 30 to 60 minutes. You will be compensated $40 in total.

Eligibility: To be eligible to volunteer, you must be between 17 and 60 years of age and not have any history of disorders or medical treatments affecting your brain, nerves, bones, or muscles that would impact your ability to complete the study.

Contact: Ernest Ng – ernest.ng@dal.ca


Investigating the role of Supplementary motor area in effort perception of motor imagery task

Study details: Single session lasting 120 minutes You will be compensated $20 in total.

Eligibility: To be eligible to volunteer, you must be 17 years of age or above and not have any history of disorders affecting your brain, nerves, bones, or muscles that would impact your ability to complete the study.

Contact: JungWoo Lee – jungwoo.lee@dal.ca


Investigating how the nature of an imagined task influences corticospinal excitability

Study Details: Single session lasting 120 minutes, and you will be compensated $20.

Eligibility: To be eligible to volunteer, you must be between 17 and 60 years of age and not have any history of disorders affecting your brain, nerves, bones, or muscles that would impact your ability to complete the study.

Contact: Hudson Barr – Hudson.Barr@dal.ca