Bilingualism, Brain Structure and Cognition - STUDY CLOSED

Description: Join our three session study about bilingualism, brain structure, and cognition.

Eligibility and Exclusion: Participants should be healthy, right-handed adults, ages 18 to 30, who have experience with both French and English. Participants should not have any pre-existing neuropsychological or cardiovascular conditions, and must be considered safe to undergo MRI scanning, as determined by The Royal's screening protocol.

Risks: MRI scanning uses strong magnetic fields and radiofrequency pulses, and is considered a routine procedure. We do not foresee any major risks from your participation in the research, provided that the MRI safety screening has been completed.  You will be thoroughly screened by both the researcher and the MRI technologist prior to entering the magnet. Minor discomfort may be experienced from lying still in the scanner, from scanner noise, or from heating induced by skin-to skin contact. Comfortable padding, hearing protection, and appropriate clothing will be provided to minimize this discomfort.

Duration and Locale: 

Compensation: You will be paid $50 and provided with a parking code for The Royal, for participation in the study. You will also receive an image of your brain, if desired. If you are a Carleton student recruited through the Cognitive Science or Psychology SONA, you will also receive 4% course credit.

Lead Researcher:  Imola X. MacPhee, Au.D.  Principal Investigator: John A.E. Anderson Ph.D., Supervisor 

This study has been cleared by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B (Protocol #118397). If you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact the Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B at 613-520-2600 ext. 4085 or via email at

Interested in participating?  

Recruiting for this study is now CLOSED.