Studies Recruiting for Research Subjects

We are currently looking for participants in several of our research studies. Participation is voluntary and you will be given full details of the study and what you would be asked to do before you decide whether or not to participate. Learn more about the UW's Human Research Protection Program.

Sleep and Memory in Aging Adults

Drs. Giulio Tononi and Ruth Benca at the UW Department of Psychiatry are investigating the normal patterns of brain activity during sleep, and how these patterns change in conditions that affect the brain, such as memory with aging. The study uses electroencephalography (EEG) to measure your brain's normal electrical activity while you sleep.

To be eligible for this study you must:

  • Be right handed
  • Be between 65-75 years old
  • Have no serious medical problems
  • Have no history of serious sleep or psychiatric disorders
  • Have no drug or alcohol problems in the last year

There will be at least 3 study sessions: the first two last 1-3 hours and are during the day. The third session is an overnight sleep recording in the sleep lab. You will be paid approximately $200 for these visits. Some participants will be offered the opportunity to participate in additional, optional, study visits.

  • There is no cost for study procedures
  • Transportation can be arranged if necessary

If you are interested, please contact Jenna Noe at (608) 232-3334 or Jennifer.Noe@UWMF.wisc.edu.

Sleep and Schizophrenia

Drs. Giulio Tononi and Michael Peterson at the UW Department of Psychiatry are investigating the normal patterns of brain activity during sleep and how these patterns change in conditions that affect the brain, such as with sleep and psychiatric disorders. The study uses electroencephalography (EEG) to measure your brain's normal electrical activity while you are awake and asleep.

To be eligible for this study you must have a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, and:

  • Be between 18-65 years old
  • Have no serious medical problems
  • Have no drug or alcohol problems in the last 6 months
  • Not be pregnant

There will be at least two study sessions: the first lasts two to three hours during the day. The second session is an overnight sleep recording in the sleep lab. You will be paid approximately $130-$170 for these visits. Some participants will be offered the opportunity to participate in additional, optional, study visits.

  • There is no cost for study procedures
  • Transportation can be arranged if necessary

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Michael Peterson at (608) 263-6088 or mpeterson2@wisc.edu.