McGill researcher seeks boys for music study

A team of researchers at McGill want to learn how exactly our brains process sound information.

For this, they’ll need 30 boys between the ages of 6 and 17 to come in for a three-and-a-half-hour session at the Montreal Neurological Institute, where participants will play auditory games on a computer. They’ll then lie in an MRI scanner for 40 minutes while they watch a movie of their choosing, so researchers can get pictures of their brains.

The researchers are looking for boys only (without braces).

Participants will be given a gift card for their participation, as well as snacks during the session and a souvenir: a picture of their brain captured by the MRI. Parents will also be reimbursed for parking fees.

The study’s principal investigator is Krista Hyde, PhD, an assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry and neurology and neurosurgery at McGill’s faculty of medicine.

For more information on how to be part of the study, call 438-238-5879, email auditorybrainresearch@gmail.com, or visit abcdlab.com