|Memory and cognitive control abilities in healthy young and older adults|
Principal investigator : Maria Natasha Rajah
We are looking for young and older adult subjects to participate in a memory study.
We study the Influence of D1 receptor bniding and fMRI activity in lateral prefrontal cortex on memory and cognitive control abilities in healthy young and older adults.
- A blood draw will be required for genetic testing to confirm the presence of a specific genotype and questionnaires will be administered to volunteers.
- A memory task will also be performed during a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning.
- Participation includes 3 sessions, two sessions at the laboratory of Natasha Rajah, PhD at the Douglas Institute (2-3 hrs), and the last session at the Montreal Neurological Institute (2 hrs.).
- Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel.
- Age groups: 18-35 and 60-75 yrs old
- Education: completed High School
- Right handed
- Fully Bilingual: required task is presented in English
- No history of a major head injury causing a loss of consciousness superior to 1 minute
- No eye disease
- No history of mental illness
- No history of stroke
- No current use of medication regularly
- No metals or tattoos in the body
To participate in the study, please contact :Renee Gordon
Phone : 514-761-6131, ext. 2877