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For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age birth to 13 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language, and cognitive strategies. A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please:

  • Visit the Cognitive Development website: https://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/help-us-explore-cognitive-development, or
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address/phone number/email address), or
  • Call us at (303) 492-6389

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter/) and our website. (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/).

Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

Are you interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid neuroimaging study on the CU Boulder campus in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB# 17-0358) to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others.

Earn between $20-$25 per hour to participate in studies, which involve answering questions about your thoughts and feelings, watching brief videos, playing computer games and having an MRI brain scan taken. The study includes up to three separate visits (2-3 hours each), with an option for additional paid follow-ups.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old and either have:

  1. A diagnosis of bipolar disorder,
  2. A history of depression, or
  3. No history of mental health conditions.

Please fill out the following brief survey to apply—https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Pf9VOvzceCRTdH.

If you have questions, please contact us at gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or 303-735-7547.

Paid study for men and women with chronic kidney disease

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at the CU Boulder campus is seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research study. We are looking for women and men with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease, ages 30-80, who are willing to consume 1 dose (~1/3rd of a cup) of beetroot juice every day for ~3 months. Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, VO2max test, body composition, blood chemistry tests, and compensation for time.

For more information, please email beetrootstudy@colorado.edu, or call (303) 735-6410.

Earn $10 for participating in a research study on memory

We are looking for individuals to participate in a research study on memory. The study will take approximately 60 minutes and participants will receive $10 for their time.

Participants must be:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 40
  • Able to read and speak English
  • Have no history of brain injury
  • Neurological or psychiatric disorder
  • Severe cognitive or psychological problems.

This study is designed to learn more about how well people can control their thoughts, including keeping specific information in mind and removing specific information from their thoughts. Sign up online by visiting, https://ucboulderpaid.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=493.

Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children from birth to 13 years old, who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies. A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes, and babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

If you are interested in signing up, please:

  • Visit our website: https://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/help-us-explore-cognitive-development, or
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address/phone number/email address), or
  • Call us at (303) 492-6389

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter/) and website (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/).

Be part of an exciting new study on hearing loss

The CU Hearing Research Laboratory is recruiting participants for a research study on how our ability to hear interacts with our ability to listen (focus our attention) in difficult listening situations, such as distorted or noisy speech.

The researchers are interested in whether measures of attention and memory can help people choose hearing aid settings that make speech more clear.

You may be eligible to participate if you are 18 years of age or older with hearing loss in both ears. Please contact hearlab@colorado.edu if you are interested in participating in this study.

Healthy men needed for study on bone density

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We are looking for healthy men to participate in a research study on the effects of sleep restriction on bone density.

Study duration:

  • One week outpatient and eight-night inpatient stay, with an optional three week additional observation phase

You may qualify if you:

  • Are a healthy man aged 20-65 years old
  • Habitually sleep 7-9 hours per night
  • Have not done shift work in the past year
  • Do not currently smoke

Benefits for study volunteers:

  • Measurement of bone density and baseline labs
  • Meals provided for 2 weeks
  • Compensation will be provided

If you are interested in participating in the “SIIB” study (Sleep disruption-Induced Impairments in Bone Formation), email SleepyBoneHead@UCDenver.edu for study details (PI Christine Swanson, MD, MCR, COMIRB # 18-0015).

Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

Are you interested in your moods and your brain? Participate in a paid neuroimaging study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others on the CU Boulder campus in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB# 17-0358).

Earn between $20-$25 per hour to participate in studies that involve answering questions about your thoughts and feelings, watching brief videos, playing computer games and having an MRI brain scan taken. Study includes up to three separate visits (2-3 hours each), with the option for additional paid follow-ups.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old and either have: 1) a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, 2) a history of depression, or 3) no history of mental health conditions

Please fill out the following brief survey to apply: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Pf9VOvzceCRTdH.

If you have questions, please contact us: gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or 303-735-7547.

Earn $200 by participating in a research study on light exposure and the body clock

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We are looking for healthy men and women, ages 18-45, to participate in a study lasting approximately 15 days. The study will consist of wearing an activity-tracking watch at home, and two laboratory visits of about seven hours each at the University of Colorado Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

This study is about how typical artificial indoor lighting versus a simulation of a natural sunset influences the timing of the human body clock. The body clock controls 24-hour patterns of physiology such as sleep and hormone release. This work will have important implications for determining how implementation of new lighting technology can be used to promote sleep.

Participants may receive compensation up to $200. For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Simulated Sunset study.

Earn $50 to participate in programming research study

The Institute of Cognitive Science is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study investigating the trustworthiness of computer code. Participants should have at least four years’ experience with coding and experience with the C programming language. The experiment will take approximately one hour and will take place on Main Campus in Muenzinger Room D 424.

Participants will be compensated with a $50 American Express gift card for their participation. 

Requirements to participate:

  •  You must be between 18-65 years old.
  •  You must have experience with C.
  •  You must have four years’ experience with programming.

Open slots (two participants per slot)

Tuesday, June 18

  • 9–10:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • 1:30–3 p.m.
  • 3–4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19

  • 9–10:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • 1:30–3 p.m.
  • 3–4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 20

  • 9–10:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • 1:30–3 p.m.
  • 3–4:30 p.m.

Friday, June 21

  • 9–10:30 a.m. 

Scheduling participants will be coordinated by Professor Leanne Hirshfield from the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU. If you can participate, please email Hirshfield’s research assistant Lucas Hayne at lucas.hayne@colorado.edu, indicating two potential time slots that would work for your schedule.

Participants needed for dance research study

The Neural Control of Movement Laboratory on Main Campus is conducting a study that examines the effect of electrical stimulation on improving single-leg balance in experienced dancers.

The study will consist of:

  • One familiarization session (~30 minutes)
  • Two evaluations (~2.5 hours) before and after interventions
    • Training history, balance, strength and steadiness
  • 12 interventions (~30 minutes per session)
    • Three times per week for four weeks

Please contact leah.davis@colorado.edu for more information.

Earn $15 for participating in a research study on memory

We are looking for individuals to participate in a research study on memory. The study will take approximately 90 minutes and participants will receive $15 for their time.

Participants requirements:

  • Ages 18–40
  • Able to read and speak English
  • No history of brain injury, neurological or psychiatric disorder
  • No severe cognitive or psychological problems

This study is designed to learn more about the different ways that people can manipulate information about which they are currently thinking, including keeping that information in mind, manipulating it in some manner, and removing that information from your thoughts.

Sign up online.
 

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages birth to 13 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies. 

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please do one of the following:

  • Visit our website.
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address).
  • Call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website

Children ages 5–10 needed for paid research study on hearing

Child participating in hearing research

Volunteers are needed for a paid study in the Children's Auditory Perception Lab at CU Boulder. Children would be required to wear headphones to listen for a target word in various types of background noise.

We are currently recruiting children ages 5–10. We're looking for individuals who speak English at home, have no history of hearing complications, no more than three ear infections, and no concerns about development.

Participants are compensated $10 per hour for one and a half hours of testing.

Interested? Email Heather Hurlbut at childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252 for more information or to see if your child qualifies.

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages birth to 13 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies. 

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please do one of the following:

  • Visit our website.
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address).
  • Call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website