The purpose of this research is to learn how sleep can help Improve the ability to learn a movement-related task in people who have had a traumatic brain injury.
The study will be completed in 3 parts. During the 1st part of the study, participants are instructed to complete a movement-related task (press buttons in a specific order) while in an MRI scanner. Next, participants are asked to move into another room and either take a nap while wearing a headband device which measures sleep activity, or watch an educational video. During the 3rd part of the study, participants will again complete a movement-related task while in the MRI. Each part lasts approximately 45 minutes. Participants then complete questionnaires and a pen and paper test.
Participation lasts approximately 3 hours.
- Individuals diagnosed with a moderate to severe TBI
- Aged 18-65 years
- At least 1 year post injury
- A habitual napper (nap at least once per week) or able to fall asleep in a comfortable reclining chair in a dimly lit room
- Speak English fluently.
Participants who complete the study receive $100.