Why should I participate?
As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, there has been little time to understand the neurological impact of infection. That's why with your support, neuroscientists at Western University and The University of Toronto hope to gather enough data to answer pressing questions about the direct and indirect effects of the disease on the brain. There is emerging evidence that COVID-19 can increase the risk of strokes (either symptomatic or silent) in some cases, and the disease has resulted in an unprecedented spike in intensive care unit admissions, which is known to have cognitive effects. Whether you have visited a hospital, have felt sick at home, or had no symptoms at all, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, researchers would like to hear from you.
There have been worldwide efforts to fight the spread of disease, improve diagnosis, and discover new treatments, but little attention has been paid to the impact on those who survive and recover. With your help, we can answer key questions about this novel virus. Does it result in cognitive impairment? Is the burden different for those requiring hospitalization compared to those who can stay home? Are there age, sex, and medical risk factors that predict the virus's effects on the brain? The answers to these questions will contribute to the global effort to fight COVID-19 and help others who have been infected.
Please consider participating if you:
Have, or have had, COVID19 (confirmed test not required).
Are 18 years old or older.
Are able to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and connect to the Internet.
Can read and write in English, French, or Spanish.
How do I participate?
Scientists have worked with world-class product designers and engineers to create a fun and easy online experience, so that you can participate from anywhere in the world. It is easy to help scientists learn about COVID-19.
35-40 min / session
3 sessions in 1 yr
Take part in 3 easy steps
Begin by enrolling in the study and answering an easy and secure questionnaire.
Play an engaging and fun suite of 12 brain tests.
We'll email you in 3 months, then again in 1 year, and you can get back in the study with one click.
About Cambridge Brain Sciences
Cambridge Brain Sciences is a leading provider of online brain health services for researchers and healthcare practitioners based on the pioneering work of our chief scientific officer, renowned neuroscientist and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging, Dr. Adrian Owen. Our assessments of brain function and brain health have been taken millions of times and used in over 300 studies published in leading academic journals over the last 25 years.Learn More
About Western University and the Brain and Mind Institute
Western University in Ontario, Canada, delivers an academic experience second to none, with research excellence that expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western’s Brain and Mind Institute provides a centralized, interdisciplinary and visible presence for cognitive neuroscience—a place to promote research, facilitate the training of highly qualified personnel, and to foster national and international collaborations in cognitive neuroscience.