Monday, January 20, 2014

January's guinea pig opportunities!

Contamination Fear Treatment Research - 40$
''Are you overly concerned with dirt or germs? Do you worry about contamination or getting sick? Do you repeatedly wash your hands or other parts of your body? (...) '' 

Psychology Study for Two Friends - 45 - 52$ each 
'' (...)These pairs should consist of two siblings, two friends, or a couple who are very close. Each member of the pair should be between 18 and 30 years old, with at least a college level of education (completed or in process), and have no history of neurological or psychological illness. (...) '' 

Study for Smokers - $100 
''We are looking for male adults between the ages of 18 and 35 who currently smoke cigarettes. (...)'' 

Psychology Study - 50$
'' We are looking for healthy men and women between the ages 18-35 for a study. (...)'' 
Linguistics study - 15$
'' We are looking for native speakers of Spanish (any nationality) who speak English at the INTERMEDIATE level. (...)'' 

Study on hormones and emotional information processing - 130$
'' We are looking for men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 (...)'' 

Étude - 100$
'' Nous sommes à la recherche de jeunes hommes volontaires (30 à 40 ans) ... ''

Études pour conducteurs - $$ pour 8 hrs
'' Hommes  & Femmes 18-19 ans (...) ''

Étude ADOQUEST II - 50-250$
'' Vous êtes le parent d’un adolescent au secondaire? Une ou plusieurs personnes fument chez vous?  (...) ''

'' The study investigates individual differences in personality, cognition, and food and drink perceptions among young adults. (...) Participants must be full-time undergraduate students, in their final year of undergraduate studies, must not have taken more than 1-term (i.e., 4 months) off from school (excluding summer), including the transition from CEGEP to university, must be aged 18-25 years old, fluent in English, must have no health conditions that are contraindicated for alcohol use, must be comfortable consuming alcohol (...) ''

''(...) Anglophone participants in the age range of 18 to 60...''

Computer study $ - 3 hrs
'' Male, Age 19-40, no history of psychiatric disorder, must not be taking any medication related to psychiatric disorder, right-handed (...) ''

''Être un homme francophone âgé entre 18 et 49 ans, avoir MAXIMUM un secondaire 4 (...) ''

'' Between the ages of 18 and 25, you may be eligible to participate in a Concordia University lab-based study looking at gender differences and drinking. (...)''

'' Men and women aged between 18 and 35 years old are eligible to participate. (...)''

HPV vaccine study - 350$/couple
'' We are seeking heterosexual couples aging between 18-26 who have recently begun their relationship.(...)''

'' Locuteurs natifs du français (c'est-à-dire des gens qui ont grandi dans un environnement majoritairement francophone. (...)''

Exercise study
'' ... apparently healthy, non-smoking obese men and women aged 20-40 years to participate in a study examining the symptom of breathlessness during exercise. (...)''

Study on emotions - 15$
''... adults (18+ years old) who have 1+ years of acting experience to participate in a study on the expression of socio-emotional cues. Participants' dominant language must be English. (...)

'' right-handed singers, drummers and string players (cello, violin, viola) for a study on rhythm. (...) ''

Study on protein metabolism - $$ for 2 day stay
''The Crabtree Nutrition Laboratories (Investigator: Errol B. Marliss, MD) seeks healthy weight participants, 18-45 years of age, non-smoking, with a parent diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (...)''

Pain study - 50$
'' ... healthy 18-35 year olds to participate in a study looking at pain sensitivity.''

Work Place Study - $20
'' Participants (18 to 40 y.o.)... ''


Cold water immersion study - 15$
'' ... between the ages of 18 and 50. ''

EEG Study - $30
'' We are looking for German native speakers who have not learned a second language before the age of 5, who are right-handed and don’t suffer from any neurological disorders. (...)''

Lift Study - 40$
'' You may be eligible for participation if you are between the ages of 18 and 50, do NOT participate in sporting activities more than once/week, and have NOT performed resistance training of the upper body in the previous 6 months. ''

Study on dancing
'' ... now looking for people who have difficulties to dance and move to rhythm.  ... ''

Motor Learning/TMS Experiment - 40$
'' you must be healthy, right handed, 18 to 35 years of age, and no history of epilepsy (personal or familial). 

Mandarin speech learning study - 20$
'' ... looking for participants, aged 18-30 and speak only English and/or French, for a Mandarin speech perception and production study. ''

Genital, Brain & Subjective Arousal Study
'' Healthy, sexually active women and men aged 18-45 with no arousal difficulties. (...)''

Brain on dance and music study
'' We are looking for various 18-38 year old participants: FEMALE MUSICIANS (10 or more years experience), MALE DANCERS (10 or more years experience), and MALE AND FEMALE CONTROL individuals (3 years or less of formal music and/or dance training). ''

Pain study - $$ - 3 hrs
''We are seeking healthy volunteers for a research project.''

Language study - 50$
'' (a) 30-50 years of age (b) right-handed (c) less than 5 hours/week of use of a language other than English.''

Exercise study - $$ - 10 hrs
'' healthy, non-smoking men aged 20 - 40 years to participate in a study examining the symptom breathing discomfort during bicycle exercise. ''

Monday, November 4, 2013

a bunch of research studies

The Neuropragmatics and Emotion lab is looking for healthy volunteers, between the ages of 18-30, to participate in an EEG experiment on emotion processing. You will hear stimuli and make decisions about stimuli that appear on a screen. With the EEG set-up, the whole session will take about 3 hours and will be conducted at Beatty Hall. The compensation will be $40. You are expected to be a native Canadian English speaker, between 18 and 30 years of age, right handed and have normal hearings. If you are interested, please contact
Pell Lab

Have you had difficulties falling or staying asleep at night for 3+ months? If you answered YES, then you may be interested in participating in a Concordia University insomnia study. Participation involves: 1. 3 comprehensive sleep evaluations 2. a FREE 6-week group therapy program; Participants with the following conditions are NOT eligible: 1. chronic medical and psychological conditions 2. current use of sleeping pills 3. night shift work in the last year 4. younger than 18 yo; Please contact through email or phone if you are interested in participating!
Insomnia Concordia
514 848 2424 Ext: 4461

Dr. Nicholas King and Dr. Derek Ruths are looking to recruit people to participate in a study group that will pilot a citizen science website which has been developed to investigate financial relationships between authors and medical literature. The study group will take place on Thursday, November 7th between 4:30pm and 6:30pm in room 3070 of the Trottier building. You will be provided with $20 in return for your time. If you are available and interested in participating, please contact Katharine at
Katharine Fischer
The Neuropragmatics and Emotion Lab is looking for native Australian English speakers for a study of emotion communication. You will produce sentences to express different emotions while your voice is recorded. The experiment will take approximately 3.5 hours, and compensation is $35. Preferably you will have some public speaking or acting experience (don't have to be professional). If you are interested, please contact us at Please provide your name and telephone number and we will call you back.
Pell Lab
5143984400 Ext: 00010

Children of Type 2 Diabetes Patients Needed for Research Study. The Crabtree Nutrition Laboratories (Investigator: Errol B. Marliss, MD) seeks healthy weight participants, 18-45 years of age with a parent diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, to participate in a study on the effect of insulin on protein metabolism in children of type 2 diabetes patients. The study requires a 2 day stay at the RVH. All candidates are required to have a valid Canadian medicare card. To apply, please contact us by email: or phone (514) 843-1665. Compensation will be provided.
Crabtree Laboratory

As part of the Migration and Maternity Healthcare Research Study (McGill University Health Centre), we are currently looking for research participants to comment on our translated questionaires in order to improve the healthcare system towards migrant women. You will earn $45 as compensation for participating, and gain a chance to talk to other mothers who have recently given birth! Are you a mother who gave birth less than a year ago? Do you speak one of the following languages as your mother tongue: Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Hindi, Arabic, Spanish, or Urdu? (...) View ad for more info

Friday, October 25, 2013

Male smokers needed (100$)

We are looking for male adults between the ages of 18 and 35 who currently smoke cigarettes and are not in the process of quitting to participate in a research study on smoking. The purpose of this research is to investigate neural mechanisms of reward processing in individuals who smoke cigarettes, and to evaluate the effectiveness of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)-a safe form of brain stimulation-on nicotine craving. Treatment with TMS has been approved by Health Canada for clinical and research purposes.

The study involves five 2 hours sessions over a period of one month. Each testing session can be scheduled at your convenience during the week or on the weekend. For the study, you will be asked questions about yourself, and your smoking habits and then asked to play a few computerized tasks while your lie in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, a safe method for recording brain structure and activity, which will require you to lie still inside a narrow tube for about 60 minutes. Following this session, you will be asked to participate in four TMS sessions where you will be asked to play computerized games following the application of TMS and we will record your brainwaves (EEG) during these games.

This study will take place at CHUM- Notre Dame. Each participant will receive $100 ($10 per hour) to compensate for time and inconvenience. If you are interested in hearing more about the study, or whether you are eligible, please (...) View ad here

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Homme recherchés pour collecte de salive (40$. Miam.)

L’enfance et l’adolescence comporte plusieurs expériences, certaines positives et d’autres plus difficiles. Le Centre d’études sur le stress humain effectue une étude auprès d’hommes âgés entre 18 et 30 ans pour examiner le lien entre les expériences de vie passées et les interactions sociales au début de l’âge adulte.

L’étude implique une visite en laboratoire incluant une collecte de salive (pour mesurer des hormones et l’expression de gènes liés au stress et aux émotions), 2 tests psychosociaux et des questionnaires.

Les participants recevront une compensation de 40$ pour leur participation à l’étude.

Si vous êtes intéressé à participer à cette étude, SVP communiquez avec l'auteur ici

Participants francophones recherchés (25$)

Nous sommes actuellement à la recherche de participants de 18 à 49 ans pour participer à une étude visant à normaliser un protocole d'évaluation de la communication. Cette recherche, effectuée sous la supervision de Karine Marcotte, Ph.D. (Université de Montréal), facilitera l'évaluation des troubles de la communication chez les patients ayant subi un traumatisme cranio-cérébral. Une compensation financière de 25$ sera remise à tous les participants sélectionnés. Une seule rencontre d'environ 1h15 est nécessaire afin de compléter l'évaluation des habiletés de communication.

Pour participer à la recherche, vous devez répondre à tous les critères suivants:
- Être francophone
- Être âgé entre 18 et 49 ans
- Ne pas avoir poursuivi des études après l'obtention de son secondaire 5 (il n'est pas obligatoire d'avoir complété ses études secondaires)
- N'avoir jamais subi un traumatisme cranio-cérébral
- N'avoir jamais obtenu le diagnostic d'une maladie neurologique
- Ne pas souffrir d'une dépression majeure ou d'autres troubles psychiatriques nécessitant un suivi spécialisé et régulier
- Ne pas avoir d'histoire d'alcoolisme ou de toxicomanie
- Avoir une bonne vision soit sans lunette/lentille, soit corrigée pour pouvoir lire
- Ne pas avoir une perte auditive non corrigée par le port d'une prothèse auditive
- N'avoir jamais obtenu le diagnostic de trouble d'apprentissage spécifique ou non à la lecture/écriture
- Ne pas être familier avec la batterie FAVRES

Si vous répondez aux critères précédents (...) Contactez l'auteur de cette annonce 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Are you good at sleeping? (80$)

If you consider yourself a good sleeper, you may be interested in participating in a Concordia University study evaluating sleep quality and heart rate variability in good sleepers.

Full participation in the study involves:
-an $80 compensation
-two comprehensive sleep evaluations

Individuals with the following conditions are NOT eligible:
-any sleep disorder
-chronic medical or psychological problems
-current use of sleeping pills
-night shift work within the last month
-being younger than 18

If interested, please reply to this ad OR leave a message at (...)

Female francophones wanted (make 30$)

The Neuropragmatics and Emotion Lab of McGill University is seeking female francophones ages 18-35 for a sentence production study. It will take ~2.5 hours with $30 compensation. If you meet ALL of the following criteria please email and provide name and phone number. Must be native Quebec Francophone (born and raised in Quebec). Parents native Quebec Francophones (not France French). Able to speak English but with a French accent. Normal hearing, no history of neurological or psychiatric disorder. Preferably have some experience in performance, acting or public speaking.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Participate in a research study about the brain (ft. dance and music)

We are conducting research on how people with specialized training, like dancers and musicians, integrate sound and movement in their brain. We are looking for various 18-38 year old participants: MUSICIANS (10 or more years experience), DANCERS (10 or more years experience), and CONTROL individuals (3 years or less of formal music and/or dance training). Participation includes a music/language game, a dance videogame and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain scan. (...)

View original ad to contact the recruiter!

Research study: do you drive?

From Kijiji

Eligibility criteria:
Ages: 18 to 35 years old.
Not currently on medication for mood or sleep.
No history of mental illness, neurological illness, or stroke.
Participants must drive regularly.

Participation includes 1 visit to the laboratory of Dr. Veronique Bohbot at the Douglas Institute. The visit will entail navigation tasks in virtual environments on a computer as well as cognitive tasks.

Financial compensation will be offered. If interested, please (...) View ad here

Friday, October 4, 2013

Dudes: make 20$ smelling things for an hour

Men Wanted for Olfactory Tests
Posted Sunday, September 29, 2013

We are looking for men in good health between 18 and 60 years old, who are native speakers of either French or English, and are willing to participate in a study of the sense of smell. You will be asked to smell a variety of odors and to fill in several questionnaires in English. The total duration of the study is less than 1 hour. After you have completed the session, you will receive $20 for your time and inconvenience. E-mail me if you're interested!

Contact original poster to participate
no longer recruiting

Hello pianists (make 72$)

Seeking pianists for a study on music performance
Posted Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Healthy right-handed pianists with at least 8 years of private piano lessons, normal hearing and without absolute pitch are needed to participate in a study of music performance conducted in the lab of Dr. Caroline Palmer. Testing consists of two sessions. Session 1 lasts about 1 hour and involves learning musical sequences and playing them back from memory. Session 2 lasts 1.5 hours and involves completing the same task in an MRI scanner. Compensation is $12 for session 1 and $60 for session 2. (...)

Born between 1987 and 1993? Study on respiratory health and quality of life

Volunteers needed: study on respiratory health and quality of life
Posted Thursday, October 3, 2013

Were you born in Canada between 1987 and 1993? We need volunteers born at term to successfully carry out a study on the long term effects of prematurity. Over the course of two visits, your lung function, exercise capacity and body composition will be assessed; even if you have good lung health your contribution is important! (...)

For more information, or to participate in this study, view the original ad here

Wanted: Men (bicycle exercise, 10 non-consecutive hours, $)

From McGill Classifieds

We are looking for Exercise Physiology Research study Participants right now !!!
Posted Saturday, September 28, 2013

We are looking for healthy, non-smoking, normal weight, men (20 to 40 years old) to participate in a study examining a new strategy to remove breathlessness (dyspnea) during bicycle exercise. Five (5) visits to the Montreal Chest Hospital for breathing and exercise tests over a period of 14-21 days will be required. Each visit will take ≤2 hours and you will be compensated for study related expenses. (...)

View ad for more info or to participate in this study

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Talk about drugs, get a 25$ President's Choice gift card

From Kijiji

Seeking participants for survey on recreational drug use (Montreal)
As part of an on-going study for Health Canada, we are once again recruiting participants for a survey on recreational drug use in bars, clubs, and raves.
The survey is part of a nation-wide pilot study being conducted by Health Canada.
Survey responses are completely confidential and anonymous. The survey takes approximately 1 hour to complete and is done face to face. Appointments can be arranged in Cote-des-Neiges, the Plateau and downtown.

Participants who complete the survey receive a $25 President's Choice gift certificate that can be used in grocery stores carrying President's Choice products.

To be eligible, participants must meet the following criteria:

1) Must have lived in the Montreal area for the last six months
2) Must have used illegal drugs at least once a month during the last six months.
3) Be 18 years or over.

If you have already participated in a previous round you are eligible to participate once again.

You may refer friends as well.

For more information or to participate, contact the survey team through this ad. When contacting us, PLEASE CONFIRM THAT YOU MEET ALL THREE CRITERIA. You may also list your availabilities (evening, day, weekends) as well as your preferences for locations to take the survey (CDN, Plateau, Montreal).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Interested? Contact the original poster here

Dream and Nightmare study (110$)

View original ad here

Participants needed for a study at the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory, at L’Hopital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal. Healthy men or women aged 18-35 years who have had 2 nightmares per week for at least 6 months OR Have had less than 1 nightmare per month for the past 5 years. Subjects will be required to: Fill out Sleep and Dream Diary for two weeks; Come for two visits to the laboratory--One visit to sleep for a daytime nap--A second visit 1 week later for cognitive tasks. Monetary compensation of $110 (lunch and parking/STM transit provided). 
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FREE STUFF @ POP MONTREAL 2013 (free drinks, later?)

POP Montreal's free events are very easy to browse through. Here are a few that stood out.

POP Montreal 2013 Opening Party!
6pm – 7:30pm
Complimentary drinks and snacks!
Special musical guests! FREE!
Puce POP's Opening Party
Thursday, September 26th
4pm to 8pm – drinks! 

Sep. 26, 3:45 PM at Quartiers POP

''Can small-scale forms of culture stay small as they develop into critical, ambitious, long-term careers and projects? Should they? Experts on “scene” address DIY culture and its professionalization and evolution>> Dawson Professor, Miranda Campbell specializes in creative work by youth. She also coordinates Montreal’s Rock Camp for Girls. >> Writer, musician, DJ and filmmaker Ian Svenonius started in DC punk band Nation of Ulysses and has played in Weird War, Chain and the Gang and The Make-Up. >> Meyer Billurcu founded Montreal concert promotion company Blue Skies Turn Black and has been popular ever since. FREE! ''
VOICES FROM BEYOND: THE EVP PROJECTInstallation Open Daily, Sept. 25-29Opening Vernissage Sept. 25, 5-7pm3ieme etage, Quartiers POP
In this special project created especially for POP Montreal, 10 female media artists – Erin Sexton, Ruby Kato-Attwood, Malena Szlam, Kara Blake, Elisabeth Belliveau, Leslie Supnet, Doreen Girard, Irene Bindi, Gwen Trutnau and Andrea Roberts, with veteran performance/video artist Kathy Rose acting as project mentor – were commissioned to make a film or installation piece that addresses the concept of Electronic Voice Phenomenon. EVP is the process of using technological apparatuses – recording devices, radio broadcasts, telephones, video static, computers, white noise – to allow for communication with the spirit world, or with alternate dimensions. The third floor of our POP Quarters building will be decked out in creepiness throughout the fest, with an opening vernissage from 5-7pm on Wednesday September 25th that includes a live performance piece by Doreen Girard. FREE!

Opening Vernissage Sept. 25, 5-7pm
3ieme etage, Quartiers POP

Installation Open Daily, Sept. 25-29
Inspired by an installation created by Charles Gagnon’s at Expo 67, this cube-shaped installation piece explores the friction between technological advancement as creative integration versus creative atrophy. Montreal artists Matthew Rankin, François Miron, Dominic Gagnon and Walter Forsberg were commissioned by the Suoni per il Popolo Festival and curator Kier-La Janisse to provide experimental/found footage film loops and a series of still images that collectively compose a frenetic critique of the evolution of audio-visual technology and a sense of dystopian ‘future shock’, accompanied by original sound design by analogue synthesist Jeremy Schmidt of Black Mountain and Sinoia Caves. FREE!
25-29 sept. 2013
Quartier POP (3450 St-Urbain)
OPENING PARTY: 25 sept, 18 h – 19 h 30
“A jaw-dropping look at the All Time Hit Parade of Rejection” - John Waters
“Best-ever gateway to the infinitely peculiar multiverse of self-published phonograph records” - William Gibson
An exhibit of vinyl drawn from Enjoy The Experience, the book that Larry Clark calls “The Greatest Coffee Table Book Ever Made.”
From the 1950s through the arrival of the CD in the early 1990s, small record pressing plants across the US helped thousands of musicians capture on vinyl the sounds they heard in their heads. Often the only audience for their records proved to be friends and family; sometimes they never made it out of unopened boxes in the artist’s garage. This never discouraged all these pizza parlor organists, funk bands aspiring to become the JBs, high school bands performing all of Jesus Christ Superstar, cult leaders who never found the right cult, jazz bands inspired to forge a new stream, these artists committed themselves to vinyl, even though they were rejected by an industry not understanding of the weird and splendidly bizarre. The records showcased in the Enjoy The Experience book and exhibit are funkier, more psychedelic, more idiosyncratic and more emotionally rewarding than the mainstream music products of the same era.
The graphics are often insanely amazing: confusing, crazy, howlingly funny but always providing a true sense of the human hand present. They’ve got that homemade vibe that we constantly crave in these screen-saturated days. Enjoy The Experience is a snapshot of America in the second half of the 20th century, telling the stories of brave souls who took the plunge and committed their musical vision to wax.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Financial compen$ation for your depression

From McGill Classifieds

Have you felt depressed/sad/down nearly all day, nearly every day for the past two weeks or more? Have you lost interest or pleasure in almost all activities? Do you feel worthless? Do you feel shameful/guilty? Do you feel hopeless about your future? Have other people commented that you seem down or tearful? If you answered “yes” to some or all of the above, and speak English on a daily basis, you may be eligible for a research study at Concordia University. Financial compensation will be offered.

Joelle Soucy
5148482424 Ext: 2199

Do you have sex? (make up to 274$, totally just science stuff)

From McGill Classifieds

McGill's Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently lauched a major trial study to test the effectiveness of a topical gel containing Carrageenan in preventing the transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV). The study – called CATCH, an acronym for Carrageenan-gel Against Transmission of Cervical HPV – is currently seeking sexually-active female participants aged 18-29. Participants will receive free lubricant and compensation up to $274 over one year of study participation. For more information, please view our website or contact us at 514-398-8191 or by e-mail.

Web site

New study @ McGill Human Motivation Lab

From McGill Classifieds (View original ad)

We are excited to announce a new study from the McGill Human Motivation Lab. We are interested in finding out more about what goals students are pursuing, and how others are helping in your goal pursuit. We will ask you to fill out several surveys about your life and experiences over the course of the school year, and to provide the contact information of a parent and a friend for a brief one-time survey. You will be compensated up to $50 for participating in the study. Email for more information.

Dr. Richard Koestner
Phone: 514-398-8219
View ad to send email

Alcohol Study

From McGill Classifieds (View ad)

The Alcohol Laboratory of Dr. R.O. Pihl from the Department of Psychology at McGill University is conducting a study about the effects of alcohol on the psycho-physiological responses of healthy individuals. We are looking for English speaking 18-29 year-old male and female social drinkers, who drink to relax in social situations. If eligible, you will complete 2 sessions on two days, approximately one week apart (3-4 hour sessions). Participants will be compensated for their time and inconvenience (up to $12/ hour). For more information, please contact


From Kijiji (original ad)

Women with and without children needed for a study on spatial memory. 

Eligibility criteria:
Ages: 18 to 35 years old.
Not currently on contraceptive medication. 
No history of mental illness, neurological illness, or stroke. 
Without pregnancy within the last 2 years.
Women with children must not be currently breast feeding.

Participation includes 1 visit to the laboratory of Dr. Véronique Bohbot at the Douglas Hospital. The visit will involve completing psychological tasks and memory tasks in which you will be asked to explore environments displayed on a computer and remember certain locations. 

Financial compensation will be offered. If interested, please call Dema or Sarah at 514-761-6131 ext. 3408 or send an email us and leave your phone number.

Test a video game (25$)

From Kijiji

WB Games Montreal is looking for women and men between 30 and 50 years old to come to our studios to playtest an upcoming project for PC. You do not need to play video games to qualify for this study.

Your task as a participant is to experience the menu and share your impression with us. You will be filmed and interviewed during the session to enable us to assess the menu's usability. Sessions will be conducted one participants at a time.

Compensation: $25 in cash for a 60 minute session (transferred to a MasterCard gift card you can use at any retailer that accepts MasterCard, including online retailers).

Where: downtown Montreal, Place Dupuis.

Send us an email or write to : mtl-playtest[at] if you're interested.

The original ad can be found here at Kijiji. I'm not the one who posted this, I just found it and though, hmm. You might be into this.

Psychology Study @ Douglas

From Kijiji

Seeking participants for an electrophysiological psychology study at the Douglas Mental Health Institute located in Verdun. It will be supervised by Dr. J. B. Debruille, Associate Professor at McGill University. It will take approximately 4 hours including a 1-hour break and you will be compensated for the entire time you are here. Upon arrival, you will be asked to fill out a series of questionnaires. Next, we will place a cap on your head that records your naturally occurring brain activity while you are doing simple tasks on a computer.

You must be right-handed, between the ages of 18 to 30 with no history of psychiatric disorder. Must not be taking any medication related to psychiatric disorder. There must not be any history of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in your immediate family. You must not smoke pot more than once a week, drink more than 12 drinks per week, or use injection drugs. You do not qualify if you have colour blindness or strabismus. You must have prescription glasses, instead of lenses, if you do not have perfect vision.

Interested? Click here to contact the original poster --- which is not me. I am not a scientist.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

M ton Quartier starts tonight: free shows 'til Saturday (say, like, Duchess Says)

From M for Montreal

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

TONIGHT: Film POP and SAT presents COMPUTER CHESS (2013)

Film POP and the Société des arts technologiques present a special screening of


Andrew Bujalski | USA 2013 | 92min. | B+W/Colour | VOA
Preceded by an exclusive video intro from director Andrew Bujalski and actor Wiley Wiggins!

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future. Co-starring Wiley Wiggins, who Montrealers will get to meet later this summer when he visits us in person for the Film POP Bike-In presentation of Dazed and Confused on August 17th.

Wednesday July 17th
Free Outdoor Screening at Place de la Paix
1201 boul. St-Laurent
19h-21h: DJ + BBQ
21h: Screening

Official Film Website:
Film POP Facebook Group:

The programming at Parc de la Paix is presented by the Société des arts technologiques [SAT] and the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, with the collaboration of the borough of Ville-Marie, Foodlab and Mixsessions. 

Don’t forget your folding chairs and blankets!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)'s outdoor screenings start tonight

From RIDM 



Our first free outdoor screening of 2013 will takes you to London with legendary British director Julien Temple. The man behind The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle and Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten presents a brilliant, mesmerizing new collection of archival footage – and lots and lots of music – from the birth of cinema to the present day : London - The Modern Babylon.

Featuring musicians, artists, writers, philosophers, activists and ordinary people, this epic voyage through time pays tribute to the people who transformed the city. No mere history lesson, "London – The Modern Babylon" focuses on the importance of riots and uprisings: the social struggles, cultural revolutions, immigration and racial tension that have made London the multicultural, divided, vibrant city that it is. The film is an exuberant, gleeful urban kaleidoscope, and of course the Kinks and the Sex Pistols are part of it!

Screening : July 3rd at 9 p.m. at Place de la paix (on St. Laurent Blvd. between St. Catherine Street and René-Lévesque Blvd. East).

The evening gets underway at 7 p.m. with a barbecue at the SAT Foodlab, with DJ Eibon.

Feel free to bring folding chairs and blankets!

Directed by Julien Temple. U.K., 2012, 128 min, English
Presented in the original English.



July 8th - Habitations Jeanne-Mance (City center)
Standing On World's Edge (Sylvain L'Espérance)
In Bamako, Mali, refugees find their voice through art. A profoundly political cri de coeur.

July 9th - Park Saint-Gabriel, South-west
The Horse Palace (Nadine Gomez)
A tender, melancholy portrait of Leo Leonard, the owner of one of Montreal’s last stables.

July 10th - Park Laurier (Plateau Mont-Royal)
The Carbon Rush (Amy Miller)
An ambitious and disturbing documentary on the little-known practices of multinationals that benefit from carbon credits.

July 11th - Cité Historia (Athunstic)
Ma vie réelle (Magnus Isacsson)
One of Magnus Isacsson’s finest films: unforgettable, remarkably sensitive portraits of four teens from Montréal-Nord.

July 23rd - Saint-Gabriel (South-west)
The People of the Kattawapiskak River (Alanis Obomsawin)
A visit to Attawapiskat, a Cree community in Northern Ontario where a state of emergency was declared last October.

August 14th - Park Laurier (Plateau Mont-Royal)
Brave New River (Nicolas Renaud)
A beautiful film about the issues raised by a dam; a true, sensitive and subtle exploration of the human condition.

August 22nd - Park Molson (Rosemont)
Le prix des mots (Julien Fréchette)
A gripping legal thriller about the Noir Canada defamation case and the debate over strategic lawsuits in Quebec.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Research Study on Social Media - completed through Facebook! (make 30$/month for 1 year)

I just gave Lyndsie a call and it turns out that I'm the first person signed up for this super cool research project conducted solely through a Facebook group. Give her a call ASAP, as these spots need to be filled: either today before 8pm (montreal time), or next Monday or, you know, whenever you see this. When she asks you where you saw this ad, YOU TELL HER THE TRUTH. Ok, good luck!

Via Craigslist

Hi my name is Lyndsie and I work for Elliott Benson research, We are doing a paid social media study for residents of Canada ages 16-26. This is a paid study. We are paying $30 a month to log into Facebook a few times a month and answer a few questions. If interested please give us a call. Ask for LYNDSIE!!!


Please pass this along to friends or family who may be interested.

Our company, Elliott Benson Research, is currently conducting a creative research study in all major cities across the US and Canada on the topic of social media.

We greatly value your time and insight. We are paying $30/month to join a panel where our client can call upon you to participate in small surveys and activities over the course of the year. If they ask you to participate, you will receive a bonus that month. This is a fun and exclusive opportunity to express your opinions without any sales involved!

If you are interested in joining this research study please give us a call at 916.868.6075 or 888.244.3991. (out of service, but somehow I can call from Gmail Phone...)

Please reference project "FOREST".

Our company, Elliott Benson Research, is a Sacramento-based research firm conducting research studies nationwide on a variety of both business and consumer topics. We believe you will find the experience interesting and enjoyable. For more information about Elliott Benson Research please visit

Thursday, June 27, 2013

20 hommes recherchés pour enregistrement de commandes vocales - 2h, 50$

De Mathieu V. via Facebook ... merci! 
Bonjour à tous et à toutes! Nous recherchons 20 hommes intéressés à participer à un projet d'enregistrement de commandes vocales en français (sans accent prononcé) dans le Vieux Montréal entre le 2 et le 5 juillet. Rémunérations de 2h à 25$/h (1h d'enregistrement + déplacement) payable par bon de commande. Si ce projet vous interpelle (...) Cliquez ici pour l'annonce originale