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Volunteers needed for effort and locomotion learning study

The Neuromechanics Lab needs volunteers for a study on learning and effort in a walking task. We are interested in how the effort involved in a movement impacts how you learn in a new environment. The task involves walking on a treadmill with separate belts for each foot at walking speeds.

You must be English-speaking, between 18–35 years old, have normal or corrected vision, no movement control or vestibular problems, and no recent orthopedic surgeries or broken bones.

The study will involve a single two-hour visit to our campus laboratory in the Engineering Center, ECSL 1B21, and will include motion-capture of your walking gait. Subjects will be compensated with a $25 Amazon gift card.

If interested, please fill out a screening survey

Volunteers needed for cardiovascular research

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory looking for volunteers for two research studies:

Health effects of new breathing exercise

The first study will examine the potential health effects of a new type of breathing exercise (a time efficient type of exercise) on blood pressure, vascular function and cognitive function.

Requirements:

  • Aged 50-plus years
  • Higher blood pressure (systolic BP 120-160 mmHg)
  • Willing to exercise up to 25 minutes per day, six days per week for a three-month period

Benefits:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Physician-monitored exercise stress test
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Bone mineral density test
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, call 303-492-2485 or email IMSTstudy@colorado.edu.

Health aging effects of nicotinamide riboside

The second study will examine the potential health aging effects of nicotinamide riboside supplementation on blood pressure and physiological function.

Requirements:

  • Ages 50–79 years
  • Higher than normal blood pressure
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking nicotinamide riboside or placebo pills

Benefits:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, call 303-492-2485 or email NRstudy@colorado.edu.

Seeking participants for an effort and locomotion learning study

The Neuromechanics Lab needs volunteers for a study on learning and effort in a walking task. We are interested in how the effort involved in a movement impacts how you learn in a new environment. The task involves walking on a treadmill with separate belts for each foot at walking speeds.

Qualifications:

  • English-speaking
  • 18–35 years old
  • Normal or corrected vision
  • No movement control or vestibular problems
  • No recent orthopedic surgeries or broken bones

The study will involve two visits (the first lasting 75 minutes and the second lasting 65 minutes) to our campus laboratory in the Engineering Center (1B21 ECSL) at 1111 Engineering Drive. It will include motion-capture of your walking gait. Subjects will be compensated with an Amazon gift card for $25.

If interested, please fill out a screening survey. Contact Rachel Marbaker at rachel.marbaker@colorado.edu or 719-373-1748 with any questions.

Participants needed for research on skeletal response to simulated night shift

CU Anschutz researchers in the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes are looking for healthy men and women to study the effects of sleep disruption on bone health. 

You may qualify for this study if you:

  • Are 20–40 years old 
  • Habitually sleep 7–9 hours per night  
  • Have not done night-shift work in the past year  
  • Do not currently smoke 
  • Are fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2

Involvement includes:

  • Measurements of bone mineral density
  • Completion of sleep questionnaires/assessments
  • Sleep with a simulated night-shift schedule or normal sleep schedule,
  • A general physical exam
  • Activity monitoring with a wrist monitor
  • Blood/urine collection
  • Arterial line placement
  • Two inpatient stays (four nights each)

The total study duration is up to six weeks of participation. You will receive up to $1,500 and a FitBit for your time. 

If interested, email spotlight@cuanschutz.edu for study details, or complete the prescreening survey.

Chronic back pain? Research participants wanted

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The Pain Lab at CU Boulder, affiliated with the Institute of Cognitive Science, is seeking participants ages 21–70 for a research study with non-invasive wearable sensors.

You may be eligible if you have experienced back pain for the last three-plus months. Participants will be compensated up to $360.

If you're interested, fill out the screening form, and the lab will contact you regarding your eligibility.  

Participants needed for spinal cord injury research study

Have you had a spinal cord injury? If so, we need your help.

The Sensorimotor Recovery and Neuroplasticity Laboratory at CU Boulder and CU Anschutz is seeking persons with a spinal cord injury to participate in a research project to study how low-oxygen therapy may promote recovery of movement.

This study is looking to see how mild bouts of breathing low oxygen may improve leg strength and walking ability in persons with spinal cord injury. The purpose of this study is to gain better understanding of how this potential therapy may help people with spinal cord injury become more independent.

If the following two questions apply to you, we would like to hear from you.

  • Are you 18–75 years old? 
  • Did you sustain a spinal cord injury more than six months ago?

Data we collect will be used to determine if this therapy may increase voluntary movement in persons' spinal cord injury. 

The study takes up one to two hours per day, up to 10 days of experimental treatment and training, and up to two days for tests on the CU Boulder campus. Participants will be compensated $25 for each visit and in some cases for travel.

Thank you so very much for your consideration. Your participation in our research program is greatly appreciated. For more information, contact CU Boulder's Andrew Quesada Tan and/or CU Anschutz's Andrew C. Smith with the subject line "IH STUDY."

First- and second-years: Share your opinions, get $20

Strategic Relations and Communications seeks first- and second-year undergraduates to participate in an hour-long focus group being held throughout the week of Oct. 10. The focus groups will be conveniently held on Zoom.

We want to hear your opinions about different CU Boulder communications and sources of information. Participation is confidential, and all responses will be anonymous. 

As a token of appreciation, we are offering each participant a $20 Amazon gift card.

Please use the link below to find a date and time that works for you and reserve your spot. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis—so sign up today!

Participate in a study on cannabis, memory

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In this study, we want to understand how varying levels of cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) impact things such as memory and cognition to better understand the effects of varying levels of cannabinoids.

Participants will be compensated $20 per hour (approximately $150 for 7.5 hours).

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Are 21–30 years old
  • Have used cannabis for at least one year
  • Are right-handed

Participants needed for study on nutrition, insulin, cannabis

Looking for adults (ages 21–40) to participate in a paid research study. The CUChange lab is conducting a study on acute cannabis users in the area. The goal is to better understand the effects of cannabis on inflammation and blood sugar regulation.

Participation in this study involves two in-person appointments over the course of one week. These appointments include blood collection through an intravenous catheter (IV), two oral glucose tests and a series of confidential surveys about health, diet and exercise.

Participants can earn up to $200 for completing the study.

Requirements:

  • 21–40 years old
  • Have used cannabis at least once
  • Have not used cannabis in the last 3 months
  • Are willing to use cannabis at one of the appointments

If you are interested, please complete the eligibility survey. For more information, please contact sonic.custudy@gmail.com.

Computer science students needed for research study on C++

We are recruiting participants for a research study who are fluent English speakers, are over the age of 18, and who have taken at least an intro-level programming class (or equivalent experience) with C++.

We are investigating how programmers of varying experience levels approach debugging C++ code. Our eventual goal is to create a collaborative robot that can support newer programmers as they learn debugging strategies. In the study, you will be completing a debugging task alongside our partner robot.

The study will last 30 minutes, and the pay is $15. You cannot earn course credit through this study.

Schedule an appointment online. The studies take place at the CU Engineering Center, Room ECST 322. To get directions to our lab, or for more information, please email kayleigh.bishop@colorado.edu. Thanks!

Research study: Light at night and pupil size in adolescents

The CU Boulder Sleep and Development Lab is looking for participants for a research study to learn about how light exposure in the evening affects pupil size in adolescents. We need children ages 15.0–16.9 years who are healthy and have no sleep problems for a six-day study, requiring one short visit to our lab (approximately two hours). Families will be compensated for participating.

For more information, contact the Sleep and Development Laboratory at sleepdev@colorado.edu or visit our website.

Volunteers needed for study on stress, coping in college youth

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development Lab is conducting research on mood, stress and coping for CU students. We are recruiting CU students ages 18 to 23.

The study includes a few different parts:

  • You will take a series of online or app-based surveys.
  • You will complete two in-person research visits, each including an interview about stress and health, a set of computer games, and an evaluation of physical functioning.

The study takes place over the course of three semesters, and you will be compensated for your participation (maximum of $356–$386 for completing all parts of the study).

If you want to learn more, contact the RADD Lab at raddlab@colorado.edu or 303-735-8306, or go to our website to fill out the initial eligibility screening.

Are you enrolled in CSCI 2270? Consider participating in a research study

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We are recruiting participants for a research study who are fluent English speakers, are over the age of 18, and who are currently enrolled in CU Boulder’s CSCI 2270 course.

These studies take place at the Center for Innovation and Technology, Room 184G. In this type of study we investigate how students use problem-solving skills in debugging code. In the study you will be working with a collaborative robot on a program debugging task.

During the study we’ll be using cameras and microphones to record the interactions you have with the robot and the tasks at hand. We’ll also use eye tracking to measure your gaze patterns during the experiment. Collecting this video and audio data is mandatory for this study. If you do not want to be recorded with video and microphone, you may decide not to participate in this study at any time.  

This study will last 30 minutes, and the pay is $12.50. You cannot earn course credit through this study.

Schedule an appointment online. To get directions to our lab, or for more information, please email isat.lab@colorado.edu.