Attention, Memory and Aging Study at Stanford

Healthy Older Adult Volunteers Wanted!

WHAT: The Stanford Aging and Cognition Study at Stanford University Department of Psychology is looking for healthy volunteers to participate in a research study on aging 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 three separate visits. 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:

Participation will involve three separate visits: 

Day 1: Cognitive testing (at Stanford)

Day 2: PET-MRI brain scan (at Stanford)

Day 3: EEG-fMRI brain scan (at Stanford) 

ELIGIBILITY: Healthy and between the ages 65-79; right-handed; able to lie flat for an MRI scan and hear without aid; no history of memory loss or neurological illness, no metal implants; normal or corrected-to-normal vision; and no color blindness. 

CONTACT OUR RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Julia Rathmann-Bloch
Please email: memorylab [at] stanford.edu
(650) 759-6549

 

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

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