Participant Pool


Study Title

Global Local: English Speakers Learning Spanish

Date Study Posted

1/29/2021

Investigators

Dr. Eleonora Rossi

IRB Numbers

202002604

Study Description

This short study investigates how language can impact performance on a cognitive task. To participate in this study you must be an English speaker who is ALSO learning Spanish as a second language. To participate in this study you must currently be enrolled in a Spanish language course. This study is fully online and requires you to complete the task on a computer or laptop, you may not take it on a phone or tablet. First you will complete a cognitive task then you will answer a brief questionnaire. The total duration is approx. 15 minutes. 

Follow this link: https://www.findingfive.com/study/details/5ffe06ec79418d32d1fadee8
and use this access code to enroll: QJOCT9

Participant Requirements

age 18-25; you must be an English speaker who is also learning Spanish as a second language

Estimated Duration of Experiment

This experiment will take 10-15 minutes

Number of Subjects Needed

60-80

Location

Online

Contact Information

m.mallard@ufl.edu



Study Title

Global Local: English Speakers

Date Study Posted

1/29/2021

Investigators

Dr. Eleonora Rossi

IRB Numbers

202002604

Study Description

This short study investigates how language can impact performance on a cognitive task. To participate in this study you must be an English monolingual, which means, your native language is English and you do not know any other language. This study is fully online and requires you to complete the task on a computer or laptop, you may not take it on a phone or tablet. First you will complete a cognitive task then you will answer a brief questionnaire. The total duration is approx. 15 minutes. 

Follow this link: https://www.findingfive.com/study/details/5ec2edf220407b611b9e4c2f
and use this access code to enroll: QJOCT9

Participant Requirements

age 18-25; English only speaker

Estimated Duration of Experiment

15 minutes

Number of Subjects Needed

60-80

Location

Online

Contact Information

m.mallard@ufl.edu



Study Title

Decision Taking in Different Language Contexts

Date Study Posted

1/27/2021

Investigators

Dr. Eleonora Rossi (eleonora.rossi@ufl.edu)

IRB Numbers

IRB202002458

Study Description

During the study, you will be asked to complete two short tasks on Qualtrics, and complete a short language history questionnaire, also on Qualtrics. In order to participate, you will make an appointment with the researcher and you will briefly interact via Zoom before starting the study on Qualtrics. This study will be completely voluntary, no payment is offered. You will receive extra credit if you are enrolling through a course. The PI of the study will not know who will have participated in the study, and study credits will be managed by a research assistant who will notify your instructor of the participation in order for you to get extra credit. The extra credit you might accrue by participating in this study will not exceed 1% of your total grade.

Participant Requirements

18-35 years old, monolingual native English speaker (no more than minimal knowledge of another language)

Estimated Duration of Experiment

This experiment will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Number of Subjects Needed

15

Location

Online (via Zoom)

Contact Information

Please use the following google form link to sign up for the experiment: https://forms.gle/515tdcTQ6HcSUJrf6. If you have any questions, reference “Decision Making Study” in the subject line of an email to Aryeh Silver (asilver1@ufl.edu).


Study Title

The effect of pitch accent on the perception of English lexical stress by native and non-native listeners

Date Study Posted

11/16/2020

Investigators

Fenqi Wang & Dr. Kevin Tang

IRB Numbers

202001699

Study Description

In the study, you will be asked to complete a speech perception experiment in which you will choose one of two words on the screen after hearing a word fragment at the end of a sentence over headphone or speaker (approx. 15 mins)

Participant Requirements

To participate in this study, you need to be between the age of 18-35 and have no history of language disorders or hearing impairment. You must also speak English since age 5 or before. Both right and left handed people are welcome.

Estimated Duration of Experiment

20 mins

Number of Subjects Needed

30

Location

Online

Contact Information

fenqi@ufl.edu


Study Title

Sentence Comprehension after Concussion

Date Study Posted

11/16/2020

Investigators

Zoe Xu and Dr. Lori Altmann

IRB Numbers

IRB201901848

Study Description

After a head injury or concussion, people often experience memory, attention and learning problems. How does a head injury or concussion affect language comprehension and cognitive abilities? We don’t really know! Our study investigates understanding of complex language like what you would hear in a classroom.
Your participation will help us design treatment plans for people who have had concussions, and help us make decisions on when they can return to school or work.
In this online study, you will be asked to verify whether a picture matches the sentence you hear and determine which picture matches the sentence you hear. You will also perform a simple set of cognitive tests of vocabulary, memory, speed, and other aspects of cognition. The online study lasts about 1.5 – 2 hours, and you may receive 2 hours of course credit.

Participant Requirements

To participate in this study, you must be between the age of 18-35 and have no history of reading or learning disorders. You must also have spoken English since age 5 or before. Both right and left handed people are welcome in this study. We need both people with a concussion within the last year and control subjects who have no history of head injury or concussion. If you have had a concussion within the last 12 months, you either must have documentation of the injury (e.g., from MyChart) to participate in the study.

Estimated Duration of Experiment

This experiment will take 1.5 ~ 2 hours

Number of Subjects Needed

30

Location

Online via Zoom

Contact Information

Contact Zoe Xu (jcxu@ufl.edu) to participate or for more information about the study.


Study Title

Mood, Cognition, & Language Use

Date Study Posted

10/14/2020

Investigators

Sarah Huben, Elizabeth Anguiano, & Dr. Altmann

IRB Numbers

20202313

Study Description

Did you ever notice how sometimes your mood seems to affect how easy or difficult something feels?

Surprisingly, we know very little about how mood affects writing or reading comprehension. This study addresses this problem and examines the relationship between both writing and reading comprehension and mood, while taking into account individual differences in cognitive abilities. The online study takes about two hours to complete.

Participant Requirements

To do this study, you must be between age 18 and 35, and you must have learned English before you turned 7. You are not eligible for this study if you have a reading or learning disability or if you have been diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder.

Estimated Duration of Experiment

This study takes 2 hours.

Number of Subjects Needed

60

Location

Online, over Zoom

Contact Information

For more information, contact Sarah (shuben@ufl.edu) or Elizabeth (eanguiano@ufl.edu).


Study Title

The Ontogeny of Segmental Speech Organization

Date Study Posted

09/22/2020

Investigators

Susan Nittrouer, Ph.D.

IRB Numbers

IRB201500597

Study Description

The Speech Development Lab is looking for participants for a listening study. 

Participants come to the lab for 1 or 2 visits that take approximately one hour each. 

Our studies involve listening to sounds, words, or sentences over headphones and indicating what was heard, and/or playing memory or language games. 

Participants receive one unit of extra credit or $15 cash for each visit.

Participant Requirements

Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 40 years, have normal hearing (no special devices to enhance hearing ability), have no history of speech, language, or learning problems, and be native speakers of American English.

Estimated Duration of Experiment

This study will take 1-2 hours.

Number of Subjects Needed

50

Location

Shands Dental Tower, Ground Floor, DG-134

Contact Information

Email speechlab@phhp.ufl.edu or call (352) 273-6808


Study Title

Mechanisms of speech motor sequence learning

Date Study Posted

08/31/2020

Researchers

Matthew Masapollo

UF-IRB #

IRB202000088

Study Description

Speaking seems natural and effortless. However, anyone who has ever attempted to speak in a foreign language can readily attest that the ability to produce non-native speech sequences in a fluent, coordinated, and natural-sounding way is a far from trivial skill. In addition, the challenges that clinicians encounter in treating patients with neurological disorders that affect speech production also hint at the complexity involved. The purpose of this project is to investigate how neurotypical people with healthy motor function learn to articulate novel sequences of speech sounds. 

In each of the test sessions, you be asked to produce speech. Specifically, you will produce some made-up non-words comprised of sequences of consonants that do not occur in American English but do occur in some other language. We will record your voice with a microphone. 

Following one of the test sessions you will be asked to wear a wrist-worn sleep monitoring device. You will be asked to wear the device overnight while you sleep. This will measure the duration and quality of your sleep based on heart rate and movement tracking measures.

Participant Requirements

All participants must be native, monolingual speakers of American English with no history of a speech, language, hearing, or other neurological deficit.

Estimated Duration of Experiment

Participation in this study will be over a total of two or three sessions, each of which will take no more than an hour including breaks.

Number of Subjects Needed

30

Location

Dental Science Building (DG-135)

Contact Information

uf.caps.lab@gmail.com


Study Title

Priming Codeswitching: Effect of Types of Codeswitching on Executive Control

Date Study Posted

02/27/2020 (recruitment suspended at this time)

Researchers

Souad Kheder, Ph.D., Edith Kaan, Ph.D.

UF-IRB #

IRB201900611

Study Description

The purpose of this study is to look into speech processing in Spanish-English bilingual speakers to expand on what we know about bilingualism and general cognition.

During the study you will be involved in a game-like description task, taking turn between listening to someone’s descriptions on image objects and describing some of the other image objects that you see on a computer screen. Your descriptions of the objects will be recorded. In addition to the description task, you will be asked to complete a language history questionnaire and complete two language proficiency tasks.

There will be no monetary compensation but your participation can count for up to 2 hours in course credit.

Participant Requirements

Age: 18-35 years old. Language: Learned English and Spanish simultaneously or learned Spanish first and English second by the age of 12. Have no hearing or language related issues.

Duration of Experiment

The study will be one session of approximately 1.5 hours.

Number of Subjects Needed

Location

TUR B122

Contact Information

***Recruitment suspended at this time*** If interested or have further questions please email Jordan at jordanakidd@ufl.edu with the subject line “Bilingual Speech Processing.”


Study Title

Speech Perception in Noise with Audio-visual Integration

Date Study Posted

01/15/2020 (updated 1/27/2021)

Researchers

Yi Yuan, Yonghee Oh, Ph.D.

UF-IRB #

IRB201901830

Study Description

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of both audio and visual information on speech perception in noise. Participants will be presented with several speech samples both in video-audio and audio-only modalities. The task is identical to the training block. The listener will be asked to attend to both visual and audio cues while listening to the speech. After each trial, they need to type down the speech content that they hear.

Participant Requirements

Adults (ages 18-75 years) with hearing aids or cochlear implants, native English speakers

Duration of Experiment

This experiment will take 1 hour

Number of Subjects Needed

40

Location

Room D2-077, Speech and Hearing Center, 2nd floor in Shands

Contact Information

If you would like to participate, email Yi Yuan  at yiyuan56@ufl.edu