Study participants aged 80 and over wanted for brain research!

05.04.2024 -  

Neuroscientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), in cooperation with the Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, are currently investigating brain activity during the performance of various memory and navigation tasks. We are currently looking for senior citizens who would like to support research in this area. People aged 80 and over can take part.

The human brain contains a unique network that is responsible for the sense of direction. A closer look at this network could help to better understand the development of Alzheimer's dementia. The researchers also hope to gain new insights into why certain older people continue to show exceptional memory performance even in old age.

The study will take place over five test days and, in addition to an MRI measurement, will include various memory tests and a navigation task in a virtual reality environment. You will receive an allowance of around 180 euros for your participation, and you also have the opportunity to take part in further tests and receive up to 325 euros. As the researchers also want to understand how the brain and memory change over time, the measurements will be repeated after 18 months. Their orientation skills and other memory functions will be tested using state-of-the-art virtual reality technology.

Contact for prospective students

Berkant Bay & Felix Zeller, student assistants AG Aging, Cognition & Technology, Institute for Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Tel. 0152/51813567

Testung der Orientierungsfähigkeit und anderer Gedächtnisfunktionen mit Virtual-Reality-Technologie. Foto Sarah Kossmann_UMMD

Photo: The study includes various memory and navigation tasks, including virtual reality technology. Photo: Sarah Kossmann/UMMD

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