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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

Are you 18-45 and healthy? Join research study on light exposure, body clock

Hello world

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.

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

Compensation up to $200.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Simulated Sunset study.

Open, funded opportunities for undergraduate research, creative projects

undergraduate researchers

UROP is excited to announce open, funded opportunities for undergraduate research, scholarly and creative projects led by some of CU Boulder’s most innovative faculty mentors.

With more than 30 team projects in a wide range of disciplines, students have many opportunities to connect this summer and next academic year.

Explore projects and follow up on opportunities by visiting the UROP website.

Adults ages 35–55 needed for paid study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system. 

We are recruiting healthy adults ages 35–55. We are specifically individuals who do not have any of the following: tobacco smoking, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or use of cholesterol-lowering medication, high blood pressure or use of blood-pressure-lowering medication.

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing. 

Interested? Email Jenny Masters at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information. 

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 12 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

Student-participants wanted for reading study

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of eye movements during reading. 

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are a CU Boulder student
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments

The study contains two parts: 

  1. A visit to the lab, which will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time (lasting one hour and 15 minutes) for a $20 Amazon gift card.
  2. A week later, we will email you a follow-up questionnaire to complete online remotely (lasting 30 minutes) for a $10 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Gregg at eyetrackingandreading@gmail.com for more information.

Looking for healthy men to participate in a research study

illustration of sleeping man

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 8-night inpatient stay, with an optional three-week additional observation phase

You may qualify if you:

  • Are a healthy man ages 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 two weeks
  • Compensation will be provided  

If you are interested in participating in the “SIIB” study (Sleep disruption-Induced Impairments in Bone Formation), email Emma Tussey at sleepybonehead@ucdenver.edu for study details and ask about the SIIB study. 

(COMIRB # 18-0015, PI Christine Swanson, MD, MCR)
 

Adults ages 35-55 needed for paid study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system. 

We are recruiting adults ages 35–55 years with two or more of the following: Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or use of cholesterol-lowering medication, high blood pressure or use of blood-pressure-lowering medication, or current tobacco smoker. 

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing. 

Interested? Email Amy Sanders at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information. 

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 12 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:

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

Join research study on light exposure and the body clock

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.

We are looking for healthy men and women, ages 18–45, to participate in a study lasting approximately 15 days consisting of wearing an activity tracking watch at home and two laboratory visits of about 7 hours each at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Compensation up to $200.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Simulated Sunset study.