What is this study about?

Researchers at The University of Queensland are seeking volunteers to take part in a study investigating the effect of sleep on word learning. Knowledge from this project can help Speech Pathologists to better understand the optimal conditions for adults to learn new words and could potentially lead to better outcomes for adults with language difficulties after brain injury.

 

Who can participate?

We are seeking healthy adults aged between 60-85 years who have English as their primary language.

 

What does the study involve?

If you are eligible to participate, you will be asked to attend three sessions over a period of 24 hours at UQ’s St Lucia campus. The sessions will be in the morning and evening. During the sessions, you will complete some computerised language learning and memory tasks. You will also be asked to wear a movement sensor (an Actigraph accelerometer) during your participation, and provide information about your daily sleep patterns, exercise, and caffeine intake.

 

What will you receive?

By participating you can enter a prize draw to win one of two $100 Coles-Myer gift vouchers. Your individual results will also be available upon request.

 

Are you interested?

If you wish to take part in this research you can register online (go to: https://forms.gle/9RF7tqCPy3nvc14E8) or contact Emma via e.schimke@uq.edu.au or 0422 073 462 to find out more.