Description of the study: • Natasha Rajah’s laboratory is investigating how attention during memory encoding affects memory performance and brain function in healthy younger and older adults. In other words, Dr. Rajah’s laboratory is interested in understanding whether our attention levels when we study certain pictures influence the way we remember them and influence our brain activity. • We hope our results will improve our understanding of the influence of attention on memory, and how the role of attention on memory performance and brain activity change as we get older.
Financial compensations: • Available
Functioning of the study: • Participation in this study involves two visits to the Douglas Institute in Verdun (3 hours for the first and 2 hours for the second).
Visit 1: • You will have to complete a medical questionnaire and perform a series of memory tests on paper and computer. • You will be subjected to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) simulation.
Visit 2: • You will need to perform memory tests in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device.
Benefits • You will contribute to the advancement of research in mental health. Eligibility criteria: • Younger adults (21-35 years old) and Older adults (60-75 years old). • Education: Completed High School. • Bilingual (one language has to be English or French).
Exlusion criteria: • Excessive drinking, smoking, or substance abuse. • History of stroke, mental illness or diabetes. • Pregnant or seeking to become pregnant. • Claustrophobia, pacemaker or other metal implant.
Information: To participate in the study, please reply to this Ad.