Participate in a Study!

Join us in the lab for a Cognitive Psychology research study! The Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience has many studies running at any given time, and our researchers are always devising new and interesting ways to investigate this intriguing field.

The research in our lab focuses on examining memory across the age range, in healthy younger and older adults, and patients with Alzheimer’s disease. We are interested in figuring out the brain stores and retrieves memory. We also are focused on examining ways to help patients with Alzheimer’s disease improve their memory in side effect free, non-invasive ways.


Here are some examples of past research studies:

  • ERP studies– Many of our studies involve using a special type of EEG (electroencephalogram) to measure the electrical activity on the scalp related to brain activity. This procedure involves wearing a special cap (which is like a swim cap), applying a special gel through holes in the cap, and viewing a series of items (either pictures or words) on a computer screen, and then being asked questions about them. These studies compensate at $25/hour.


  • Behavioral studies- We also have many non-EEG studies available for participants. These studies are administered on a laptop computer, and can be run in your home.  No knowledge of computers is necessary. Current studies involve viewing pictures and words on the computer and then being asked questions about them. These studies compensate at $10/hour.


Our research studies require participants of all types. If you are between the ages of 18 and 85, with or without a memory problem, please contact us at for information on participating in a study at the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience.


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