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Cognitive Training Clinical Trial: Seeking Older Adults

fmri.jpgNeuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center (see our previous interview with Yaakov Stern on the Cognitive Reserve) have asked for help in recruiting volunteers for an exciting clinical trial. If you are based in New York City, and between the ages of 60 and 75, please consider joining this study.

More information below:


Use it or Lose it?

Train your Brain! Healthy adults between the ages of 60 and 75 living in NYC are invited to join a study of mental fitness training. Qualified individuals will play a scientifically-based video game in our laboratory, and will be tested to determine the effects on attention, memory, and cognitive performance.

You will earn up to $600 plus transportation costs if you complete the 3-month program.

This exciting study is being performed by the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of the Sergievsky Center at Columbia University Medical Center.

If interested, contact us today:

Study hotline: (212) 342-1729


Study details:

– Institutional Review Board (CPMC IRB)

– IRB# AAAC6151.  Approval Date: 10/30/07.  Expiration Date: 07/31/08.

– Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center


Other researchers: we will soon be opening a new page in our Resources section listing clinical trials related to cognitive health and training. Email us if you want to make sure we list yours: with Clinical Trials in the subject line.

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10 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    Some clinical trial in Chicago?

  2. Alvaro says:

    Hello Mike, I don’t know of any ongoing cognitive trial in Chicago, but that’s the type of question we want to help address with the list/ directory. We will be announcing details shortly.

  3. Gilbert says:

    I am 61 years old and would like to be notified of any clinical trials
    being held in the California SF Bay area.

    Thank you,


  4. Caroline says:

    Hello Gilbert, please subscribe to our monthly newsletter and/ or RSS feed to be informed of future trials we become aware of. Thanks!

  5. Sherry says:

    I would be very interested in participating in any studies/research of the aging brain in the Seattle/Tacoma WA area.
    Thank you.

  6. Kim says:

    I am 47, and would be delighted to participate in trials in Cleveland. Never too early to protect our brains!

  7. Nisha says:

    I am 63 yrs in age. Based on your information above, i emailed ot them, but the STudy coordinator of the trial emailed back to me saying the study is only for those bet. ages 65-85. Needless to say, this was in variance with what is on your website

  8. Alvaro says:

    Hello Nisha, just contacted the coordinators, who confirmed the ages are 60 to 75.

    Kind regards

  9. Laurie says:

    I am female, 69 years old. Active, healthy, but I do notice words come more slowly. I would be interested in participating in studies in Minnesota

  10. Bob says:

    I am 59 years old. Had a stroke at age 57 but still active and still in a Top10 list of SF Bay area sprinters of my age group 55+. Would like to be notified of any clinical trials
    being held in the California SF Bay area (or elsewhere) if no continious presense is required.

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