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PAID fMRI Research Study

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ORGANIZATION: Brandeis University Aging Culture and Cognition Lab

  • 22 people are interested

The Aging, Culture, and Cognition lab is seeking participants for a study on perception, cognitive and social reasoning. The study is done in Cambridge, MA!! Some eligibility requirements include: ages 18-30 OR 60-85; right-handed; originally from the United States; Has not lived out of the country for more than 2 years; English is your primary language; Not on anti-depressants.

The study uses fMRI, which is a non-invasive (no injections) method used to examine brain activity. The study involves 3 parts in this particular order:

  1. A ~half hour online demographic survey. You're paid $15 for this portion.
  2. A 1.5-2 hour Zoom session or in-person session (at Brandeis University) doing memory & executive function tasks with our lab manager, Giannis. You're paid $40-50 for this portion.
  3. A 2.5 hour-3 hour fMRI scanning session at Harvard University. You arrive 45 minutes prior to your scan time to get ready. You spend approximately 2 hours in the fMRI scanner. You're paid $70-$75 for this portion.

You're also paid $10 to compensate for transportation to and from Harvard for a total of $135-150. You'll receive the full payment in cash at the end of the third portion.

If you are interested and would like more information please feel free to email lab manager Giannis at ioannisvaloumas@brandeis.edu.

Please send an email answering the following questions:

  • Are you comfortable with answering an online survey? If not, please provide times you are available to set up a phone call with me!
  • Would you prefer the memory and executive function tasks be done on Zoom or in-person? What is your familiarity with Zoom?
  • Are you available to travel to Brandeis and Harvard University?"

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About Brandeis University Aging Culture and Cognition Lab


415 South St, Waltham, MA 02454, US

Mission Statement

Our research addresses the impact of healthy aging and cultural background on long-term memory and social cognition, using behavioral and functional MRI methods.


Research in my laboratory explores the effects of age and culture on memory and social processes using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral measures.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Cambridge, MA 02138



  • Research
  • Psychology
  • English




  • Must be at least 18
  • **listed in description**

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