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Clinical Studies
Study on stress and memory

Principal investigator : Jens Pruessner

Description of the study :

The study measures how the volume of the hippocampus, a small brain region involved in learning and memory, is related to memory performance and levels of the stress hormone named cortisol.

Financial compensations : yes
  • The study involves four visits
  • Samples of saliva will be taken at various times for analysis of cortisol
  • Memory and verbal abilities, as well as personality traits will be measured
  • Pictures of your brain will be obtained by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
Eligibility criteria :

To be eligible for the study, you have to be aged between 60 and 75 years.

Information :

To participate in the study, please contact :

Shireen Sindi
Research coordinator
Phone : 514-251-4000 ext. 3254

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