Neural correlates of cognitive procedural memory consolidation during sleep

In this experiment, we are looking at brain activity related to learning a new task. Brain activity will be recorded using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG), two non-invasive techniques. These sessions include 2-3 naps spent sleeping in a bed at the laboratory with EEG attached to the head and face, laying in an fMRI scanner for 1 hour, as well as completing some learning tasks.

Age range

55-85 years 


Male and Female

Individuals are eligible if they

  • Are right-handed;
  • Are an English native speaker;
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision;
  • Are healthy;
  • Describe themselves as a “good” sleeper

Individuals are not eligible if they

  • Have a neurological or psychiatric disorder (past and present);
  • Have metal in their body


The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa
Sleep Research Unit
1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON

Recruitment via

  • Self-Referral (by participant)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Stuart Fogel 


uOttawa Sleep Lab
+1 (613) 562-5800  ext. 4854

*This study is currently recruiting participants