Why do we need your participation?
In order to know more about Parkinson's disease (and other related neurological disorders) and how this affects not only movement skills, but also thinking abilities, emotion and learning we need your participation in our research.
What are the benefits of participating in our research?
You will contribute to the develop more knowledge on Parkinson's disease and may thereby help others.
You will receive individual feedback about your performance during the computer tasks that measure thinking abilities.
Participation provides you with the opportunity to learn about cognitive changes in Parkinson's disease.
What can you expect?
When you participate in a computer study, you will be asked to perform different tasks that measure thinking ability and reaction time. Tasks measuring reaction time will require you to make quick button presses with your left and right thumbs as you see objects appear on the computer screen. No computer experience is necessary to perform these tasks and rest breaks are provided frequently. Your participation will be reembursed with $10,- for each hour of participation in a computer study.
For the EEG study, you will be asked to perform a computer task while wearing a cap (an EEG cap, which looks and feels like a loose swim cap) that contains sensors to measure your brain waves. The EEG cap is connected to a machine that will record your brain activity while you perform the computer task. Participation in an EEG study will be reembursed with $25,- for each hour of participation.
Travel expenses are reembursed for participants who have to travel more than 15 miles.
For more detailed information on each of the studies, please fill out the participation form or contact Kristen Kanoff at (615) 936-0499 or Kristen.Kanoff@Vanderbilt.edu