Washington University School of Medicine

Research (Active, Enrolling)

Cognitive Training Study

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY?

The purpose of this research study is to assess the effect of a computer-based training to improve cognition (such as memory or attention) and the brain in people that have impaired cognition.

WHO IS NEEDED?

13-24 year olds who have a cognitive deficit in one or more areas of functioning.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IF I PARTICIPATE?

Duration: Up to 8 months. First 2-4 months involve weekly participation.

Tests/Procedures: Complete 5 questionnaires, 4 clinical assessments, and a computer-based cognitive test on 3 separate occasions, 1 1/2 hour MRI session on 4 separate occasions, and two 1-2 hour training sessions for up to 8 weeks.

Risks: Some of the questions in the interview could be uncomfortable and possible experience of claustrophobia in the MRI scanner.

Benefits: There may or may not be improvements in cognitive functioning due to the training.

Compensation: $10/hr for assessments and training, $25/hr for MRI scans.

WHERE WILL THE STUDY TAKE PLACE?

Washington University School of Medicine.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Daniel Mamah, MD, MPE

CONTACT INFORMATION

April Foster:
(314) 362-6952
foster.a@psychiatry.wustl.edu