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Information for Subjects, Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students

Subjects

Aging
Would you like to participate in research on aging? Are you between the ages of 59 and 99? The Aging and Cognition Lab at Brandeis University, directed by Dr. Angela Gutchess, is currently looking for people who would like to volunteer as research participants for various psychology studies.

Each study involves a series of cognitive tasks that are designed to investigate different ways of thinking and learning. The tasks are interesting and results from the studies will contribute to our understanding of the aging process.

Participants will complete a variety of pencil-and-paper tasks as well as computerized tasks (no prior computer experience is necessary). You must have at least a 10th grade education and be fluent in English to participate. Each study takes one to four hours to complete. Studies typically pay between $10 and $25 an hour. For more information, please call (781) 736-3353 or e-mail John Ksander at jksander@brandeis.edu.

Socioemotional Memory
We are looking for participants ages 18 to 35  for a study on socioemotional memory (such as remembering whether a person's behavior is positive or negative). We would schedule you for a session for 2.5 hours, and you would be in the scanner for around one hour. The study pays $65, and we would validate parking or reimburse public transportation costs. If you're interested, we will send you a health-screening form to assess eligibility. Please e-mail our lab at pmillar [at] brandeis [dot] edu for further questions. fMRI studies take place at the Harvard Center for Brain Science, which is accessible by the MBTA via stops at Harvard or Porter Square.

Students

Join Our Lab
Are you interested in pursuing your undergraduate or graduate degree in psychology? Do you think Brandeis is the place for you? Although our lab is currently filled with hard-working students, we are always happy to hear from potential new lab members. Joining the lab is both a serious commitment as well as a rewarding opportunity to strengthen your research skills, work with subjects and have some fun on the side on group outings.

If you are interested in applying to be one of our undergraduate research assistants, please fill out this application and email it to our lab manager, John Ksander, at jksander@brandeis.edu. We are now accepting applications for the Fall of 2014. We look forward to hearing from you!