Aging and Information ProcessingResearch Question:
How can we better understand aging and its effects on memory, emotion, and other aspects
of cognition? Can we use differences between normal aging and neurodegenerative disorders
to design better diagnostic tests?
Basic Study Information
Purpose:Location: Meliora Hall, University of Rochester
The purpose of our study is to better understand functional differences in brain activity
between healthy aging and neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer's Disease.
To do this, our lab uses a noninvasive and inexpensive technique to collect brain
measurements called electroencephalogram (EEG). By recording EEG while participants
do certain memory and other cognitive tests, we can link specific brain signals by
brain location and time to cognitive activities (such as trying to memorize a stimulus).
We collect the EEG, as well as traditional pen-and-paper cognitive test results, from
participants every year. Using these brain measurements, we aim to discover differences
between the healthy aging brain and brains struck by age-related cognitive disorders.
Combining different brain measures together may help us develop better tests for these
Study Web URL: https://www2.bcs.rochester.edu/sites/chapmanlab/
Study Reference #: STUDY00000112
Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)
Study Contact InformationStudy Coordinator: Margaret Gardner
Phone: (585) 275-8142
Additional Study Details
Our study is two visits each year. During the first visit, you will complete the EEG
(2-3 hours). The second visit is comprised of pen-and-paper cognitive tests (1-2 hours).
Number of Visits:
More than 10
Participants are paid $25 per study visit.
Thank you for your interest in participating in this research study. A member of our
research team will be reaching out to you with more information.
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