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)
More information: Gazzaley UCSF lab