Researchers at The University of Queensland are seeking volunteers to take part in a study investigating the effect of sleep on word learning.

Knowledge from this project can help Speech Pathologists to better understand the optimal conditions for adults to learn new words and could potentially lead to better outcomes for adults with language difficulties after brain injury.

Participation will involve attending three sessions over a period of 24 hours at UQ’s St Lucia campus. The sessions will be in the morning and evening. During the sessions, participants will complete some computerised language learning and memory tasks. Participants will also be asked to wear a movement sensor (an Actigraph accelerometer), and provide information about their daily sleep patterns, exercise, and caffeine intake.

You'll receive:

Chance to win one of two $100 Coles-Myer gift cards in a random prize draw.


  • Healthy adults aged 60–85 years
  • Have English as a primary language

Register your interest:

If you wish to participate in this research project, please register or email Emma Schimke:


This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2018001360]