August 29, 2013

Younger and older adults needed for study on memory and sensory systems

Adult males and females between the ages of 18-30 years and 65-80 years may be able to participate in a study to assess the effects of the scopolamine patch on the ability to combine things you see and hear.

The scopolamine patch is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to help people with motion sickness. This study will look at how a person’s age and the scopolamine patch affect the ability to bind things they hear and see. People will also be asked to do a few memory and attention tasks.

To participate, you must be a non-smoker, without active heart disease or abnormal heart rhythms. Also, women cannot be on a birth control that prevents the occurrence of a menses.

For more information, contact Lilia Zurkovsky, Ph.D., at 322-2091 or lilia.zurkovsky@vanderbilt.edu.