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Help Advance the Science of Heart Rate and Well-Being!

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University of Southern California, Emotion and Cognition Lab

  • 6 people are interested

USC School of Gerontology researchers are investigating whether heart rate biofeedback helps to improve functioning of cardiovascular control systems in the brain that help regulate emotions, improves well-being and reduces stress, anxiety, and depressed feelings.

We seek healthy adults between the ages of 55-80 who are willing to stick with a program for 7 weeks, do daily practice of the heart rate biofeedback every day, and come in for 2-4 hour weekly group visits to the lab. Volunteers will complete several emotion and cognitive tasks as well as undergo 2 MRI scans.

Compensation: $15/hour for each lab visit. Opportunity to earn more based on home biofeedback practice completion and performance.

For full eligibility criteria and to sign up, visit: healthyminds.usc.edu/biofeedback

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About University of Southern California, Emotion and Cognition Lab


3715 McClintock Ave., RM: 341, LA, CA 90089, US

Mission Statement

The Healthy Minds Volunteers help research labs at the University of Southern California. These labs are working towards a greater understanding of how aging can affect physical, mental and emotional health. The goal is to learn how we can maintain healthy minds and bodies across our lifespan.


The environment at USC is an outstanding one for researchers with interests in cognitive neuroscience, emotion, decision making and aging. The USC Davis School of Gerontology is the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world and has long been a leader in the field, with its multidisciplinary faculty doing research in neuroscience, molecular biology, psychology, sociology, demography and public policy. The Psychology Department and the Neuroscience Program have outstanding faculty in cognitive and affective neuroscience. There are also faculty members and other researchers with related interests in other schools and departments across campus, such as at the law, business and medical schools.

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We'll work with your schedule.


University of Southern California3715 McClintock AveLos Angeles, CA 90089




  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 55
  • 2-4 hour weekly lab visits over 7 weeks + daily biofeedback practice at home
  • For full eligibility criteria, visit healthyminds.usc.edu/biofeedback

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