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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Lab of Adele Diamond

Study: Exercise

Study: Gender differences

Study: ADHD Study

Study: Music Study

Directions to Lab

 

Exercise

exercise study

You are invited to take part in a research study comparing active and sedentary people’s abilities to be flexible, attentive, and disciplined.

What would you need to do?
The study involves 2 sessions - each about 1 hour. You will be asked to play computer games and answer a brief questionnaire about your exercise habits. Both sessions will take place on UBC Campus: 2255 Wesbrook Mall (Detweiller Pavilion, Room G881).

Who is eligible to participate?
Healthy men and women between 18 and 28 years of age.

Men and women capable of changing their exercise regime for a week

We invite you to contact us for more information. Please fill out the online registration form or contact us at:

Phone: 604-822-7404

Email: exercise AT devcogneuro.com (replace the AT with @ to email)

Online: Online Registration

Contacting us in no way obligates you to participate in the study. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and individuals may choose to withdraw from the study at any time.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Gender Differences in Cognition

gender study

You are invited to take part in a research study comparing men's and women's abilities to be flexible, attentive, and disciplined.

What would you need to do?
The study involves 2 sessions - each about 2 hours. You will be asked to play computer games, answer a brief questionnaire about how stressed you feel and provide two saliva samples. Both sessions will take place on the UBC campus: 2255 Wesbrook Mall (Detwiller Pavilion, Room G881)

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Healthy men and women, between the ages of 20-35, free of any neurological impairment or disorder, learning disability, or psychological syndrome that might affect cognitive performance (such as ADHD)
  • must be able to understand English well enough to understand instructions
  • must have no difficulty hearing the instructions, seeing the stimuli, or executing a manual response
  • no injury (such as a head injury with loss of consciousness) that might affect cognitive performance
  • must not be taking any medication that affects thinking, memory, mental clarity, or any other cognitive ability

And, specific to women:

  • should have a regular period that occurs roughly every month
  • should not be pregnant
  • should not be nursing
  • should not be on any hormonal-releasing contraceptives now, nor at anytime within the previous 4 months

We invite you to contact us for more information. Please fill out the online registration form or contact us at:

Phone: 604-822-7404

Email: studies AT devcogneuro.com (replace the AT with @ to email)

Online: Online Registration

Contacting us in no way obligates you to participate in the study. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and individuals may choose to withdraw from the study at any time.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

ADHD Study

ADHD study

We are conducting a study that is looking at: thinking, attention, problem-solving, mental flexibility, and working memory (abilities that comprise the ‘executive functions’) when youths are on their normal dose of MPH and when they are on half that.

When a doctor prescribes exactly the right dose for controlling behavioural hyperactivity and impulsivity, that dose might be too high for aiding executive functions.

Participating involves coming to UBC twice, 2 weeks apart, to play some computer games that assess the different executive functions. There are also a couple of paper and pencil measures. And, before one visit, you would take half your normal dose for 3 days.

We invite you to contact us for more information. Please fill out the online registration form or contact us at:

Phone: 604-822-7404

Email: devcogneuro AT gmail.com (replace the AT with @ to email)

Online: Online Registration

Contacting us in no way commits you to participate. And, if you decide to participate, you are completely free to stop participating at any time

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Music Study

ADHD study

We are looking for adults who are experiencing some cognitive decline, such as increased problems remembering, and are feeling a bit glum.

We want to see if music, poems or stories that delight you might improve your memory, attention, mental agility, mood, and/or your quality of life.

All music, poems, or stories used will be ones you choose and enjoy! No traveling required – we’ll come to you! All participants will receive a music player to keep by the end of the study. We’ll show you how easy they are to use.

If you decide to participate, you’ll be randomly assigned to 1 of 4 groups for 8 weeks:
1. Two 45-­-minute sessions each week with a Music Therapist.
2. Listening to Music you choose on a portable player at your leisure.
3. Listening to Poetry/Stories you want on a portable player at your leisure
4. Business as usual: You go about your usual daily activities.

If you or anyone you know might be interested in participating: Please fill out the online registration form or contact us at:

Phone: 604-822-7404

Email: devcogneuro AT gmail.com (replace the AT with @ to email)

Online: Online Registration

Contacting us in no way commits you to participate. And, if you decide to participate, you are completely free to stop participating at any time

Download the pdf of the poster here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Directions

We are located on Wesbrook Mall -- next to the UBC Hospital in the basement of Detwiller Pavilion (2255 Wesbrook Mall).

The easiest way to our lab is through the side entrance to Detwiller (pictured here to the right). The side entrance is on the right-hand side of the building (the one facing the hospital), it has asphalt and wood-rimmed steps leading directly down to us, and is marked with a sign reading "Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab" on the building. We are located through these doors and down the stairs. You'll recognize us by the bright colors in the hallway and there are signs to guide you to the lab!

There is parking right next to our side entrance. Map: pdf version