Active study

PIER Program: Longitudinal monitoring of psychosis-risk

The aim of this study is to better understand the the factors (environmental, social, psychological, and biological) that contribute to long-term clinical and functional outcomes for adolescents and young adults who may be at heightened risk for psychosis. 

This study is currently recruiting. If you would like to learn more about this study, please contact us at, or visit our website where you can fill out a brief screening questionnaire. 

Active study

Research Program of Excellence: Schizophrenia


We are recruiting individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum conditions and individuals without a history of mental illness for a study of sleep and cognition.

Please join our research registry to indicate your interest in this study or contact us at for more information. 

Research registry

If you would like to participate in research, consider joining the Hawkeye ReConnect research registry

What to expect and how to prepare for participating in a study

How do I prepare for an EEG study? What do I do with my hair?

Click the link below to check out this helpful guidance from Ph.D. candidate Lietsel Richardson at the UCF BRaIN lab that is intended to promote inclusivity in neuroscience research.

The guide provides information about what to expect during an EEG study, how to prep your hair for EEG, etc. We are happy to schedule your EEG session around any hair considerations (e.g., to coincide with wash day or a planned change in protective style) - just let us know! 

Our EEG system uses gel to help the electrodes pick up signals from the scalp. Our lab is equipped with a hair washing station, towels, and shampoo/conditioner for you to use after the EEG session. You can feel free to bring your own hair products, if that is your preference. We also have single-use combs available if you forget to bring one with you. If you would prefer not to wash your hair at the lab, consider bringing a hair scarf, beanie, or hat with you to wear home (the gel is goopy!). 

The video provides additional context on the development of the Hair Project guidelines and highlights the important work Ms. Richardson and her colleagues have been doing in this area!