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Opportunity to Participate in a Cognitive Training Research Study Age 60-85

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University of California, Santa Barbara, Close Relationships Lab

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Thank you for your interest in the Effects of Cognitive Training (ECT) Study being conducted at UCSB’s Psychology Dept.! The purpose of this study is to test the effects of a feedback-based cognitive training program on memory and cognition in healthy adults age 60 to 85. The overall time commitment for this study is approximately 7 hours over a 5-week period. Participants can earn up to $100 for completing all portions of the study. Use the link and email below to get more information and ask any questions you may have. The study is completed virtually--we ship materials to you and all activities are done in your own home.


The study involves the following activities

  • You will engage in cognitive training exercises on a mobile device or tablet computer for 15-minutes a day, 5-days per week, for 4 weeks.
  • You will wear a small brain sensor device (in a headband) while doing the cognitive training exercises.
  • You will complete online (or paper, if you prefer) questionnaires before and after the 4-week cognitive training program.
  • All activities will be completed in your own home, using devices that will be mailed to you. You will be carefully trained to use the devices.
  • Between 60 and 85 years of age
  • Right-handed
  • In relatively good health and not taking medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, mood/mental disorders, dementia, or neurological disease.
***Not a research assistant opportunity to work in the lab.

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About University of California, Santa Barbara, Close Relationships Lab


UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, US

Mission Statement

Most people rate their close relationships as their most important source of personal happiness, but developing and sustaining satisfying relationships is not always easy. Why are some people better able to cultivate secure and well-functioning relationships, and how do these relationships help people to thrive? We use theory and methods in Social Psychology to answer these and other fascinating questions about intimate relationships. Our work lies at the interface of close relationships, social cognition, and health psychology.


Much or our work is guided by adult attachment theory, focusing on both normative processes and individual differences. In doing so, we take a biopsychosocial perspective, investigating the complex links between affect, cognition, social behavior, and biology. We use multiple methodologies including experimental, observational, and daily diary methods. Our current work also uses immersive virtual environments, neuroendocrine and cardiovascular assessments, and brain imaging.

Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Santa Barbara, CA 93106






  • Must be at least 60
  • Orientation or Training
  • The overall time commitment for this study is approximately 7 hours over a 5-week period.

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