We are always seeking participants who would volunteer to be subjects in various TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) research studies.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is popular noninvasive brain imaging technique used by psychologists and neuroscientists the world over to study how the brain works. TMS coils are composed of copper wires that create rapidly changing magnetic fields when a current is discharged through them. When placed against the scalp, this magnetic flux induces a very weak current in the brain, which momentarily disrupts (in the order of milliseconds) activity in that region. When the technique is paired with a cognitive, perceptual or motor task, this allows researchers to study how the region being stimulated contributes to the processing of the task at hand. There are no known adverse health effects from receiving TMS at the parameters that we use in this lab.
Any data collected will be kept confidential and will be used only for research purposes.
If you participate, you will be compensated $20/hr.
If you like to volunteer to be a subject for our research studies, please contact
Administrative Assistant to Dr. J. Douglas Crawford
Centre for Vision Research, York U
1012F Lassonde Building
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 33723
I'm usually on the look-out for good graduate students through the
York Psychology, Biology or Kinesiology & Health Science Graduate
Programs. At the moment, some of my Ph.D. students are funded by
federal scholarships, but additional funds are available through my
grants and through teaching assistantships. Most of these studies are
done in conjunction with York's
Neurosicence Graduate Diploma Program.