Study Description/ Purpose
People with depression often have alterations to their sleep and their ability to remember emotional information differs from healthy adult. The purpose of this study is to examine brain waves in adults with and without depression during sleep to examine how poor sleep may affect memory for emotional information.
To ensure your eligibility you will undergo a short online questionnaire. You will then be sent a portable device to wear for 3 nights that attaches to your finger while you sleep and measures blood oxygen to confirm any sleep apnea. You will also complete a 45-minute zoom session completing mood, memory and thinking tasks with a researcher to confirm eligibility
Following this, you will be invited in to the Woolcock for a sleep study night, you will complete an image-based task and a word-based task before and after sleep to test your memory for emotional information (~1.5 hours). You will sleep overnight with a high-density EEG sensor cap on which uses 256 sensors to measure brain activity.
How Do I Register?
To register, or find out more about the study, please visit the study webpage.