Participate in Research

The following projects are currently recruiting research participants:

The Financial Decision Rating Scale Development Study
Brain Aging
Brain Games
Brain Imaging and Memory Study
Predicting Memory Loss in African Americans
Children Ages 5-17

The Financial Decision Rating Scale Development Study
As people get older, they often need to make important financial decisions that will impact themselves and their families for years to come. We are looking for older adults who will help us understand the decision-making processes and thinking skills involved in financial decisions. We will not ask you any detailed questions about your finances or savings. All of your information will be kept completely confidential.
Contact Lisa Ficker, PhD, at 313-664-2530

Brain Aging

Interested in helping research on healthy aging?

Research participants needed for federally funded studies of healthy aging of brain and cognition at the Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University.

If you are right–handed, native English speaker, age 50 and older, in good health with no history of neurological or cardiac problems, please call (313) 664-2649 and ask for the "Aging Brain" study or go to www.agingbrain.wayne.edu for more information.
The study includes: MRI scan of the brain, blood tests of cholesterol and glucose, and cognitive testing. The study involves yearly follow-up visits through 2020.
Participants will receive $15 per hour plus parking expenses.


Cognitive Training

Interested in helping research on healthy aging? Curious about the impact of "brain games" on brain function, thinking and problem solving?

Research participants needed for a study on healthy aging of brain and cognition at the Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University.

If you are a native English speaker, aged 50 to 70, in good health with no history of neurological or cardiac problems, please call (313) 664-2649 and ask for the "Cognitive Training" study or go to www.agingbrain.wayne.edu for more information.

The study includes: MRI scan of the brain and cognitive testing. Participants in the training group will additionally undergo cognitive training sessions (two one-hour sessions per week for 10 weeks) while control participants will watch two one-hour educational videos per week for 10 weeks and respond to email questionnaires. The study involves yearly follow-up visits through 2017.
Participants will receive $12 per hour plus parking expenses.


Brain Imaging and Memory Study -- Adults Age 50+ Needed
Opportunity for healthy older adults with concerning memory complaints to participate in research to learn more about aging and the brain. Participants will be compensated $80 for a 6-hour visit (split over 2 days). The study includes an MRI scan, cognitive testing and saliva collection.
For more information, call (313)-664-2670 or email connectlab@wayne.edu


Predicting Memory Loss in African Americans
We are conducting a study using sophisticated testing approaches to better understand the potential signs that predict continued cognitive loss and even the earliest potential signs of Alzheimer's disease. We are seeking AfricanAmerican participants both male and female, ages 65 and over. Eligible volunteers will undergo: EEG/ERP, Clinical Neurological Assessments, Memory Testing, and a Gait & Balance Test. Participants will receive compensation for study participation.
Contact Study Coordinator: Stephen Campbell at (734) 763-2361 or stepcamp@umich.edu

Children Ages 5-17

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Native English speakers
  • Right-handed
  • Age 5-25
  • Have no braces on teeth
  • Have no non-removable metal on your person
If you are interested in participating, or having your child participate in a study, send us an email at brain.lab.wayne@gmail.com with the prospective participant's age and gender, and we will send you more information.
Visit the Ofen Lab website or call the lab @ 313-664-2646.