Volunteers required!


What is this study about?

Researchers at The University of Queensland School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences are seeking for volunteers to take part in a study investigating the effects of exercise on language learning in healthy older adults. Understanding how exercise affects language learning could eventually help patients with brain conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.


Who can participate?

To participate in this study, you must be 60 years old and over and have English as your first language. You also need to fulfil specific eligibility criteria regarding your cognitive skills and fitness level, which can be assessed over the phone during your first contact with one of our research team member.


What does the study involve?

If you are eligible to participate, you will be asked to attend three visits within a period of two weeks at UQ’s St Lucia campus in Brisbane. During the sessions, you will undergo a cognitive assessment, a fitness assessment, a single bout of either stretching, moderate-intensity cycling or high-intensity cycling, three blood samples and a short task to learn new words.


What will you receive?

Each participant will receive a free fitness assessment conducted by an accredited exercise physiologist as well as a financial compensation of $120 for their time and travel. Complementary parking will also be provided.


Are you interested?

If you are interested and would like to know if you fulfil all the requirements in order to participate, please contact one of our research team member at ELLA@cai.uq.edu.au or call (07) 3346 7767.