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The following research studies are looking for participants. If you are interested in helping further neuroscience research and fit the criteria of any of the studies then please get in touch.

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Carers

We are currently seeking volunteers to take part in a study to determine what makes a carer effective, the skills and resources involved, and how to make carers feel valued. The participants must be available to take part in a single 60 minute interview at a time and venue convenient to them.

In order to qualify for this study the participant must care for an individual who is:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • has dementia or Alzheimer's Disease

More information about the study and contact information is available here.

[This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee. Reference: 16/029]

Cognitive Aging: Benefits of Brain Stimulation

BHRC researchers are looking for volunteers to participate in a research project that will explore the effect of a non-invasive brain stimulation technique on cognitive performance. Participants will be asked to attend two 1-hour sessions, exactly one week apart, and will receive $20 for each session. All sessions will be held in the Psychology Department at the University of Otago.
The researchers are seeking participants who meet these criteria:

  • Right-handed
  • Aged between 65 and 69 years
  • No history of seizures
  • No history of psychological or neurological diseases/disorders
  • No chronic skin conditions
  • Comfortable having rubber electrodes placed on their head
  • Not colour-blind

To volunteer to take part in this project, please contact the researchers.
Phone: 479 4077

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