Prospective participants: you may complete more than one study. If you are interested in completing multiple studies, please inform our staff.
Interested in a study with shorter time requirements?
Our short-term studies typically involve 2-3 study visits and can be completed in a couple weeks. This is a great way to become familiar with our research.
fMRI neural correlates of story comprehension to reveal mild cognitive impairment
The MRI Story study explores whether neural brain patterns invoked by story comprehension can reflect cognitive health in older adults aged 65 years or older, with and without mild cognitive impairment, to examine whether these brain patterns can predict changes in cognition.
Predicting the emotional impact of a pandemic from brain activation elicited in recollecting experiences
The PEIS study examines how the presence of a global environmental stressor like COVID-19 may change how one recollects and appraises not only ongoing daily activities but also past life events that may be recollected or appraised differently under stress.
Brain Imaging Study
The BIS study aims to determine the impact of fMRI scan acquisition parameters on brain imaging to evaluate their reproducibility and discriminative ability of the structural brain connectome in adults aged 65 years or older, who have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment.
Interested in a larger research study?
Our long-term studies are completed over a longer time period. These studies typically include a cognitive intervention and several follow-up visits. These studies provide a great way for you to contribute to research over a longer period.
Effectiveness of a non-invasive, low-intensity brain stimulation approach in addressing emotional regulation
The BEEM study explores the efficacy of tDCS, a non-invasive, low-intensity brain stimulation technique, for addressing emotional and behavioral symptoms in older adults aged 60 years or older, who have noticed changes in their memory or have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment.
Breathing, relaxation, attention training & health in older adults
The BREATHE study examines whether computer-based cognitive training combined with guided breathing biofeedback strengthens the capacity for adaptive learning and neuroplasticity by enhancing the brain's response to cognitive training in adults aged 65 years or older who have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment.
Efficacy and mechanisms of combined aerobic exercise and cognitive training in mild cognitive impairment
The ACT study investigates how aerobic exercise (i.e. cycling) and computer-based cognitive training, separately or combined, impact cognition, brain structure and function, and physical fitness in adults aged 65 years or older who have noticed changes in their memory or have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment.