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. [Read more…] about UCSF study looks for Bay Area participants