Sometimes, as people get older they report feeling challenged in remembering things, or in moving around; however, their ability to recognize emotions remains unchanged by age. Processing emotions and responding to emotions is a critical ability that influences a lot of social interaction and success. In my studies, I am interested in how processing emotional situations change (or don’t change!) as a function of age.

To help me examine these changes, I am seeking volunteers between the ages of 65-85 years, to participate in a 3-hours study. As a participant you will lay on your back in an MRI scanner for 1 hour. During this time, you will be responding to a task while we take pictures of your brain. In the remaining times, you will get to complete a variety of easy games with pen/paper, spoken responses, and computer tasks. 

The session will be held at the Centre for Advanced Imaging, next to QBI, at the UQ St Lucia campus. You will be helping science in the most fundamental way possible, and you will be helping me to complete my study as soon as possible! At the end of the session, you will receive $50 reimbursement as a thank-you for your time and effort. Also, you will receive a picture of your brain. We can also arrange for FREE parking for you.

If you are interested please feel free to call Maryam on 0422 916 362 or email at or