[community] Psychology Research Opportunity at Ryerson University's SMART Lab!

smart lab smartlab at arts.ryerson.ca
Wed Dec 4 20:07:11 UTC 2019

Hi Community!

My name is Kay, and I am contacting you all on behalf of Sean Gilmore, one of the PhD students here at the SMART Lab at Ryerson University. Sean has given a talk about his research at OCAD in the past and received some really great feedback and interest, so we're hoping we can find some more interested candidates here :)

I am here today to see if anyone in the Inclusive Community would be interested in taking part in Sean's current PhD project. Please read the information and eligibility criteria below:

As part of Sean's dissertation research we are investigating how populations who identify as Deaf perceive aspects of music through a sense of touch: specifically, we are looking at how they perceive musical rhythms.

Eligibility Criteria
?      You identify as deaf
?      Sign Language is your first language
?      You are at least 18 years old
?      You have no history of traumatic brain injury (e.g. concussions) or neurological disorders (e.g. Parkinson's, Alzheimer's)

?      What? We are researching how our brains process rhythms through the sense of touch. You will sit on a chair that vibrates certain rhythms and will be asked to do tasks such as tapping along. For one task, you will wear an EEG cap which will record your brain's electrical activity. EEG is a safe, widely used technology in neuroscience to study patterns of the brain's engagement.
?      NOTE: you will be asked to remove any headwear or take down your hair (if in bun, ponytail etc.).

?      How long? About 1.5 hours. You will be paid $30.
?      Where?  Ryerson University campus (105 Bond Street)
?      Contact: Principal Investigator: Sean Gilmore (PhD student). This study is part of Sean's PhD under supervision of Dr. Frank Russo in the Ryerson University Psychology Department. Please email us at smartlab at psych.ryerson.ca for more info.
?      This study has been approved by the Ryerson Ethics Review Board (REB protocol number: 2019-101)

Thank you so much for your time and we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Kay Wright-Whyte
Research Coordinator
SMART Lab - Psychology Department
Ryerson University
Rm 262, 105 Bond Street
4160979-5000 x 4989

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