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The Brandeis Aging Brain Study

This is Step 1 of our research program and a prerequisite for participation in all other studies. Complete surveys, puzzles, and brain teasers to measure cognitive performance. 

Age Group: 18+

Time Commitment: 2.5-3 hours

Compensation: $60

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The LC Study

Currently enrolling older individuals of non-Caucasian enthnicities. 

The LC Study is investigating how a specific area of the brain, the Locus Coeruleus, is involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. This study involves measures of brain structure and function using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (positron emission tomography) scanning techniques.

Age Group: 60+

Time Commitment: 2 two-day visits, 3 years apart

Compensation: up to $1400

Transportation can be provided for this study.

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The Physical Activity and Daily Life Study

This study examines the relationship between daily life activities and cognition. Participants wear an Oura ring for 3 weeks, which passively tracks activity (i.e., steps, heart rate), temperature, and sleep with sensors embedded inside the ring. 

 Age Group: 18+

Time Commitment: complete this study from home!

Compensation: up to $55

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The Curiosity and Decision Making Study

This study aims to investigate how curiosity changes across the lifespan and affects decision-making. Complete computer tasks while an eye-tracker monitors your eye movements.

Age Group: 18-35, 65+

Time Commitment: 2 hours

Compensation: $45

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The Memory and Eye-Tracking in Aging Study

This study aims to investigate the effect that music has on memory across the lifespan. Complete computer tasks while an eye-tracker monitors your eye movements.

Age Group: 18-35, 65+

Time Commitment: 2.5 hours

Compensation: $60

Recruitment for this study is temporarily paused.

 

 

The Neurochemistry and Cognition Lab, led by principal investigator Anne Berry, examines relationships among neurochemistry, brain activity and cognition in humans.

Professor Berry is interested in how individual differences in the dopamine system shape functional interactions among prefrontal cortex, striatum and hippocampus. Her research combines behavior and neuroimaging approaches (fMRI, EEG, PET) in young and older adults.

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