EpLink III: Improving Surgical Outcomes in Epilepsy

EpLink III: Improving Surgical Outcomes in Epilepsy

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We are looking for healthy controls to take part in a study of brain imaging and cognition in epilepsy patients! Epilepsy affects one in 100 Canadians and is the second most common nervous system disorder, after stroke. About one-third of patients with epilepsy are considered “refractory” meaning that their seizures are not well-controlled with current medications. These patients generally experiences decreased quality of life, increased unemployment, and comorbid psychiatric illnesses. This study is part of a large program of research that aims to understand common underlying causes of brain dysfunction and develop novel approaches to treatment that might be relevant to epilepsy.


Both male and female

18 years old to 65 years old

Healthy Volunteers

Who can participate in this study?

Adults aged 18 and 65 years, with basic proficiency in English, normal hearing, and normal or corrected to normal vision.

What is involved?

Participants will provide demographic information as well as information about about their current medications and significant medical problems/conditions. Participants will complete several questionnaires related to psychiatric symptomatology, depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and musical experience. This study also involves lying very still and watching a brief suspenseful movie while undergoing an MRI scan. The scan takes just over an hour. After scanning, participants will complete a series of tests to assess learning, memory, and hearing ability. The entire study procedure will take place around 3.5-4 hours.

Principal Investigator & Posting Dates

Principal Investigator: Jorge Burneo
Study posted on: January 31, 2022
Recruitment open until: April 4, 2022

Who can I contact to learn more about this study?

For more information about this study please contact:

Cognitve Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing Lab


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