What is Research Live?
Calling all Ontario Science Centre Visitors!Research Live! is your chance to participate in studies led by local researchers and help them make advancements in science and technology. Through one-on-one interactions with scientists, you’ll have the chance to explore topics ranging from genetics to cognitive development. To find out about current studies, please visit our web calendar.
Your data makes a difference!
“My daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself today spitting for science! Now she wants to be a scientist thanks to her interaction with your positive and attentive staff. I’m glad that my daughter was able to witness scientific research on a first hand level. Amazing!”
- Ontario Science Centre visitor
Do you have an engaging study and need volunteers? Want to help advance the public’s understanding of research? With over a million visitors a year, the Ontario Science Centre aims to connect scientists with large, diverse audiences through its Research Live! program. We’ll work with you to create an informative and engaging experience for participants. Please email us at Research.Live@osc.on.ca for details on how to propose a study.
“The audience was a lot more diverse than we expected. A lot of participants were from the U.S. and Europe. It was valuable to meet people and hear experiences from around the world.”
- Researcher, University of Guelph
The Ontario Science Centre has welcomed dozens of different groups – from psychologists and geneticists, to computer scientists and neurologists. Examples of Research Live! projects include:
Angela Principe and Philip David Zelazo, University of Toronto – Affective Decision Making for Self and Other
Dan Meegan, University of Guelph
Karl Healy, University of Toronto – Distinction bias among older adults: Does the relationship between joint and separate evaluation change with age?
Tom Chau, Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation; Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Segmentation of Dual-Axis Swallowing Accelerometry Signals in Healthy Subjects With Analysis of Anthropometric Effects on Duration of Swallowing Activities
Anthropometric and Demographic Correlates of Dual-Axis Swallowing Accelerometry Signal Characteristics: A Canonical Correlation Analysis
Understanding the statistical persistence of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry
Compressive sampling of swallowing accelerometry signals using time-frequency dictionaries based on modulated discrete prolate spheroidal sequences
An Online Swallow Detection Algorithm Based on the Quadratic Variation of Dual-Axis Accelerometry
Vocalization removal for improved automatic segmentation of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals
A procedure for denoising dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals
Stephanie M. Stalinski and E. Glenn Schellenberg, University of Toronto Mississauga – Shifting Perceptions: Developmental Changes in Judgments of Melodic Similarity
M. Gabrielle Page, MA; Samantha Fuss, BA; Andrea L. Martin, MA; E. Manolo Romero Escobar, MA; and Joel Katz, PHD, York University
Development and Preliminary Validation of the Child Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale in a Community Sample
Persistent Pain in a Community-Based Sample of Children and Adolescents: Sex differences in Psychological Constructs
Factorial Validity of the English-Language Version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale–Child Version
Emily Christofides, Amy Muise, and Serge Desmarais, University of Guelph – Privacy and Disclosure on Facebook: Youth and Adults’ Information Disclosure and Perceptions of Privacy Risks
J. Crosbie, P. Arnold, A. Paterson, J. Swanson, A. Dupuis, X. Li, J. Shan, T. Goodale, C. Tam, L. J. Strug & R. J. Schachar, University of Toronto, Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation – Response Inhibition and ADHD Traits: Correlates and Heritability in a Community Sample
Bassma Ghali1, Nayanashri Thalanki Anantha1, Jennifer Chan, and Tom Chau, University of Toronto, Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation
Amy Muise, University of Guelph
Keeping the Spark Alive : Being Motivated to Meet a Partner's Sexual Needs Sustains Sexual Desire in Long-Term Romantic Relationships
Getting It On Versus Getting It Over With : Sexual Motivation, Desire, and Satisfaction in Intimate Bonds
Dr. Anna Taddio, University of Toronto – Survey of the Prevalence of Immunization non-compliance due to needle fears in children and adults
Lili Ma, Kyla McDonald, and Fei Xu, Ryerson University; Early Childhood Cognition Lab – POSTER: Going Along with the Crowd: Young Children’s Reasoning about Social Norms
Kyla McDonald, Robyn Nastaskin, Alyssa Payne, Maria Ilieff, & Lili Ma, Ryerson University; Early Childhood Cognition Lab – POSTER: Children’s selective learning from others based on how they dress
Nicole Reyes, BA & Margaret Moulson, PhD, Ryerson University; Early Childhood Cognition Lab – POSTER: Cross Cultural Emotion Recognition in Children and Adults
Sara Jaffer and Dr. Lila Ma, Ryerson University; Early Childhood Cognition Lab – POSTER: Young Children’s Trust in the Testimony of Physically Disabled or Obese Individuals
Dr. Lili Ma & Alissa Payne, Ryerson University; Early Childhood Cognition Lab