Participate in Research Study

Exercise and Brain Function Research Study

Do you live in the greater Boston area?

Are you a healthy adult between the ages of 18-35 or 55-85?

Do you speak English?

Do you consider yourself “out of shape” and are living an inactive lifestyle with little physical exercise?


Our lab is is currently enrolling healthy men and women in a research study on exercise and brain function.

The purpose of the research study is to examine the effects of regular physical exercise on cognitive (thinking) processes and on the function and structure of the brain. The total duration of the research study is about 4 months. We will ask you to meet with our team in person for approximately 7 study visits. In addition, we will ask you to participate in a 3-month exercise training program with 3 weekly exercise sessions.

Exclusion criteria include the following conditions:BPNLab_poster

  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease or other heart conditions
  • breathing problems or other lung conditions
  • obesity
  • difficulty walking
  • neurological or psychiatric disorders
  • metal in body
  • smoking
  • diabetes

You can earn up to $335 total for completed study visits and receive trainer-supervised exercise training at no cost to you.

To find out more, contact the Schon Lab by phone at 617-638-5261, by e-mail at, or click HERE.