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UCSF study looks for Bay Area participants

We often hear inter­est from peo­ple of all ages in being par­tic­i­pants in the cog­ni­tive research we are doing in our UCSF lab. How­ever, all of our exper­i­ments to date have been focused on under 20 year olds and the over 60 age group, and many peo­ple fall in between. Well, we have just launched our first exper­i­ment aimed at explor­ing the impact of dis­trac­tion and mul­ti­task­ing on per­for­mance across the lifes­pan, with a large enough num­ber of par­tic­i­pants to allow for gen­der com­par­isons. So, we are reach­ing to peo­ple of all ages with the oppor­tu­nity to be par­tic­i­pate in this cool new experiment.

This is a behav­ioral study using a video game that we cre­ated and devel­oped to eval­u­ate these skills. It sets the stage for both a brain train­ing and brain record­ing exper­i­ment to fol­low. Tak­ing part requires an approx­i­mately two-hour study at our lab at the UCSF Mis­sion Bay cam­pus (mul­ti­ple days/times avail­able for the test­ing). We are look­ing for right handed indi­vid­u­als that are not col­or­blind, and not on any med­ica­tion for a neurological/psychiatric disorder.

Descrip­tion: The Gaz­za­ley Lab­o­ra­tory at UCSF is cur­rently look­ing for par­tic­i­pants between the ages of 20–59 to fur­ther our under­stand­ing of atten­tion and cog­ni­tion. We are look­ing for right handed par­tic­i­pants who wish to be par­tic­i­pants in a purely behav­ioral study regard­ing our abil­ity to per­form a visuo­mo­tor track­ing task as well as ignore dis­trac­tions as we age across sev­eral dif­fer­ent decades of life. If you are not col­or­blind, not on any med­ica­tion for a neurological/psychiatric dis­or­der, and you are inter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing with us, please con­tact the email address that cor­re­sponds to your age group. You will be com­pen­sated $15/hour for tak­ing part in our approx­i­mately two-hour study, with sev­eral dif­fer­ent days/times avail­able for the test­ing itself. We’ll get back to you as soon as pos­si­ble with more details regard­ing the study, other inclusion/exclusion cri­te­ria, and we’ll go from there:

Next steps: If you are inter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing, please con­tact the email address that cor­re­sponds to your age group. We’ll get back to you as soon as pos­si­ble with more details regard­ing the study, other inclusion/exclusion cri­te­ria, and we’ll go from there:

20yearolds at gmail.com (if you are in your 20s)
30yearolds at gmail.com (if you are in your 30s)
40yearolds at gmail.com (if you are in your 40s)
50yearolds at gmail.com (if you are in your 50s)

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