WHAT IS THIS STUDY ABOUT? The purpose of the research is to gain a better understanding of how overnight sleep can influence learning new words.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? We are looking for healthy adults aged between 18-30 years who have English as their primary language.
WHAT WILL I HAVE TO DO IF I AGREE TO PARTICIPATE? The study will involve attending three testing sessions at the University of Queensland that will last approximately 1-1.5 hours each in duration, over a period of approximately 24 hours. The sessions will be either in the morning or the evening. These sessions will involve completing some computerised language learning and general thinking tasks, and sleep-related questionnaires. You will also be asked to wear a movement sensor, an Actigraph accelerometer during your participation. Please see our participant information sheet for more details about what this study will involve. Go to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gMDDQXUW3UdJ3ZsCUEuxN3HoeImC7JnW/view).
HOW WILL THIS RESEARCH BENEFIT ME? Participation in this research will not directly benefit you, however, you will have the chance to win one of two $100 Coles-Myer gift cards in a random prize draw. The major benefit of participating in this research will be in helping contribute to the understanding of how sleep can influence learning new words.
If you wish to participate in this research project, the next step is to complete our eligibility survey. This will help our research team determine if you are meeting all the criteria we are looking for in our participants. Once you have completed the survey we will endeavor to contact you within a week to let you know whether you are eligible.