What the study is about:
 
We are conducting research on the effect of a new brain-training program on cognitive function in older adults, and seek healthy participants aged 60-75. The program has already been tested on young adults with promising results, but has yet to be replicated in older adults. This is the largest study of its kind, and will help us to answer important questions about the utility of brain-training methods for enhancing cognitive function in older adults. 

 

What’s involved:
 
The study involves a total of 8 sessions over the course of three months, held at the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus. Sessions vary in duration from 1-4 hours, and are paid at $20 per hour (approximately $300 payment in total). This includes five sessions of cognitive training, and four cognitive assessments at various time points.  

 

This study has been approved by the University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee, and all data provided will be anonymous. You are free to withdraw from the experiment at any time without prejudice.

 

Eligibility:
 
To be eligible, participants must have normal or corrected to normal vision, and normal hearing. You must also not be taking psychiatric or neurological medication.

 

Contact us: 
 
If you are interested in participating, please contact the Lead Researcher Kristina Horne by email at k.horne@uq.edu.au or phone on 0411 641 079 to find out more.