November 29, 2011

Healthy 50- to 80-year-olds needed for studies of perception, memory and creativity

Typical Healthy 50-to 80-year-olds needed for studies of perception, memory and creativity.

Participant Criteria

Healthy adults between the ages of 50 and 80 who do not currently have:

• Psychological disorders ( bipolar disorder, schizophrenia)

• Neurological disorders (Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, epilepsy, dystonia)

• History of brain surgery, head trauma or stroke

This research study aims to look at emotion processing and thinking through a variety of tasks. We are interested in the effects of Parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery on perception and memory.

In particular we are interested in two ideas:

• How do people perceive information?

• How do people keep information in short term memory?

Our studies include either paper and pencil tasks or tasks on computers. You do not have to know how to use a computer to do these tasks. You will make decisions about various items that appear on a screen and push a button.

Compensation for the study is $20 per hour for your time plus travel. The visit requirements are for one or two visits.


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Contact Information:
Heath Nichols 322-3435, or parklab.vanderbilt@gmail.com
Principal Investigator: Sohee Park, Ph.D.