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.
Daniel Mamah, MD, MPE