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Attention, Aging, and Memory Study at Stanford

Healthy Volunteers Needed for Aging Brain Study

WHAT: The Stanford Aging and Cognition Study at Stanford University Department of Psychology is looking for healthy volunteers to participate in a researchstudy onaging and cognition. The study involves brain imaging (MRI), memory testing and evaluation, and analysis of protein biomarkers. The study will consist of an MRI scan, a PET-MRI scan, electroencephalography (EEG), pupillometry (eye-tracking), and a neuropsychological evaluation. Our goal for this research is to understand mechanisms that support memory in aging and how they relate to Alzheimer's disease-relevant biomarkers.

WHERE: All procedures will be performed at Stanford University and medical center.

COMMITMENT: Participation will involve one full and one half day. These visits will occur on non-consecutive days, on M-F, and may be spread out over 2-3 months.

WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU VOLUNTEER FOR THIS STUDY: The first visit will consist of informed consenting, neuropsychological testing and a PET-MRI scan. The second visit will consist of a 2 hour functional MRI scan with a simultaneous EEG and pupillometry session.

ELIGIBILITY: Healthy adults, ages 65-79, right-handed, able to lie flat for an MRI scan, hear without aid, with no history of memory loss or neurological illness, no cardiac implants, no pacemaker, no heart arrhythmia, and no history of chemotherapy.


Julia Rathmann-Bloch
Please email: 
(650) 759-6549


Principal Investigators: Anthony Wagner, PhD
Department of Psychology, Stanford University

For general information about participant rights, contact 1-866-680-2906.