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.


  1. Mike on January 10, 2008 at 9:33

    Some clin­i­cal tri­al in Chicago?

  2. Alvaro on January 11, 2008 at 9:45

    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 on January 11, 2008 at 10:31

    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 on January 12, 2008 at 4:35

    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 on January 12, 2008 at 6:34

    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 on January 13, 2008 at 11:12

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

  7. Nisha on April 1, 2008 at 1:53

    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 on April 1, 2008 at 11:41

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

    Kind regards

  9. Laurie on April 1, 2008 at 9:20

    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 on May 16, 2008 at 11:29

    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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