Skip to content

Study Details

Avenues for Improving Memory

(IRB#: IRB_00171674)

This study wants to learn the processes of how a persons new movements are learned and remembered. Participants will attend 2 separate in-person visits at the University of Utah. Each visit can last 20 to 40 minutes. Participants will complete a survey and a series of finger tapping tasks on a computer while sounds are played at each visit. Participates will write in a sleep diary 3 nights before the first visit and the night between the 1st and 2nd visit . During the night between the 1st and 2nd visit participants will wear a watch on the wrist to record times of activity and rest. Participants will be paid for their time.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Healthy Volunteers
  •   In Person
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Healthy Volunteers

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • 18 years and older
  • Able to attend in-person at the University of Utah

Exclusion Criteria

  • Known history of any sleep, neurological (disease of the nervous system), psychological (the mind), or psychiatric (mental health) conditions
  • Medications that affect behavior and mood such as anti-anxiety, anti-depressants
  • Limited ability to move the fingers and hands
  • Extensive training as a typist or with a musical instrument requiring movements of the fingers such as piano, guitar, or flute

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Brad King


IRB#: IRB_00171674

PI: Bradley King

Department: Kinesiology Program

Approval Date: 2023-12-12 00:30:00

Specialties: Psychology

Last Updated: 6/8/23