Interested in participating in our research?

We are currently recruiting healthy adults over the age of 65 as well as young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 for the Michigan Neural Distinctiveness (MiND) study. The purpose of the Michigan Neural Distinctiveness (MiND) study is to investigate the relationship between cognitive abilities and brain function in younger and older adults. The goal is to shed light on the brain changes that underlie cognitive changes with age.

The study consists of 3 sessions on 3 separate days at the University of Michigan’s North Campus.  Session 1 takes place at the LBME building (1101 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor), lasts 2 hours, and consists of cognitive and behavioral tasks.  Sessions 2 and 3 take place at the BIRB (2360 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor).  Session 2 is 2 hours and consists of cognitive tasks and a ~50 minute MRI scan.  Session 3 is only a 1.5-hour MRI scan.

All sessions are held on weekdays during the hours of 8:00am-6:00pm.  Your total participation would be approximately 5.5 hours, and you will be paid $100 for completing the entire study.  You can drive yourself to and from the sessions, and parking is provided.
In summary, the study consists of:
  • 3 Sessions
  • 2 MRI Scans (1, 45-60 minute scan; 1, 90 minute scan)
  • Total of 3 hours of behavioral/cognitive tasks
  • $100 compensation
General eligibility includes…
  • Age 18-29 or 65 and older
  • Good health
  • Native English speaker (i.e. your first language is English)
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal vision, hearing, and motor control (glasses are okay, hearing aids are not)

Eligibility is determined via an over-the-phone questionnaire and an online screening survey.

If you are interested in participating in the study, please click here to fill out our subject information form.

Thank you!