Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

Neurotechnology and Neuroplasticity Lab


For the 2017-18 academic year, we are seeking participants for the following two studies which have been approved by the McMaster Research ethics board:

  1. A study investigating linkages between lifestyle factors such as alcohol intake and exercise, mood, and cognition in younger and older adults. Participants can be of any age. This study takes 60-90 minutes to complete and is open to current and former McMaster students of all ages. You will be asked to complete a set of mood and lifestyle questionnaires and a series of cognitive tasks.

    McMaster undergraduate participants will receive either course credit, if eligible, or payment of $10 per hour (and up to $15 if the study runs for 90 minutes).

    Older adult participants will receive $10 per hour (or up to $15 if sessions last 90 mins) and will have their parking pass paid for and be entered in a draw to win a $100 pre-paid VISA gift card.

    If interested, please contact Hajer Nakua

  2. Interested in learning more about Neurofeedback training and exercise?

    Starting in early January 2018, the Neurotechnology and neuroplasticity lab is currently looking to recruit students aged 18-30 for a study investigating the effects of neurofeedback mindfulness training and physical activity on stress and memory. In order to participate, you must not exercise on a regular basis (less than 1 hour per week), and have little to no experience with meditation, mindfulness training, or neurofeedback training. This is an 8-week study, where you will be enrolled in either a mindfulness training group, a beginner running group, a combined mindfulness exercise group, or a control group. This is a great opportunity to gain knowledge in two stress-relieving activities! You can receive SONA credits for your participation in this research if eligible, and you will be paid for your time. If interested, or if you have any further questions please contact Laura Keating at