Recruitment at the Brain and Mind Institute involves attracting and selecting participants for various research studies in cognitive neuroscience. To increase community engagement, participants may be solicited by newspapers, email, posters, brochures, or by internet, radio or television announcements. In the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building on campus, recruitment posters can be found on bulletin boards located near the elevators.
If you are interested in learning more about the studies taking place at Western University and possibly becoming a participant candidate, consider exploring OurBrainsCAN.
Many research groups at Western study cognitive functions like learning, memory, perception, attention and language in children and adults. These studies teach us how the brain works. They provide crucial information that may allow researchers to develop novel therapies for brain and mental disorders, as well as more sensitive tests so disorders can be identified and treated sooner.
Volunteers are key partners in this research: without you, this essential work can’t happen. The purpose of OurBrainsCAN is to establish a registry of potential participants for health-related research at Western University. Our brains can work together to understand how we learn, think, move and communicate in order to reduce the burden of brain disorders.