Study on the Aging Brain and Memory

Participate in a new study on the aging brain and memory in Tucson! The University of Arizona’s Human Memory Lab, which is directed by Dr. Matt Grilli, was created to better understand cognitive and brain risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and apply this knowledge to the development of more effective ways to improve cognition and everyday functioning.

This new research project requires meeting with a researcher from the Human Memory Lab at the University of Arizona. Participants can choose to take part in one session, or more than one session. Each session should last from one to a few hours, depending on pace. In these sessions, participants will undertake “paper-and-pencil” tests of cognitive functioning (i.e. attention, memory, language, etc). The Human Memory Lab collaborates with other labs in the Psychology Department on a larger study of the aging brain. If you qualify, you may also have the option to complete a brain imaging study (magnetic resonance imaging or MRI) through our collaborative work.

You can obtain feedback about your results from any part of the study if you desire.

The study does not involve medications or invasive procedures. Participants will receive monetary compensation for their time.

The purpose of this research is to better understand cognitive and brain risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

This research study is looking for people who:

  • Have or Have not been diagnosed with memory impairment
  • Are fluent in English
  • Do not have current depression (but past depression is ok)

If you are interested in participating in our research, please email, or call (520) 621-4003.

. You can learn more about the Human Memory Lab here:

"An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research."