Wanted For Participation in Aging Research


Healthy people ages 20 and older are invited to participate in a study to investigate how thinking abilities change over time. Some volunteers will be invited back later for other projects they are interested in, which may include brain scans.

Study details:

These studies are not expected to result in any medical benefit or cause you any harm. People who are presently not in good health, who have had any history of neurological or psychiatric problems, or who cannot speak English proficiently should not volunteer for the study. When you call to volunteer for this study a research associate will ask you a series of questions to determine your eligibility. If you are chosen for participation, a consent form and the Subjects Bill of Rights will be given to you to read and sign on the day of the study. You will be given a verbal explanation of the protocol procedure and possible discomforts.

You will be paid $40 for participation in this study. The study will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete.

You will come to the University of California, Berkeley, where you will have a brief medical interview and a medical examination. Following this, you will take a series of tests designed to assess your thinking abilities. These tests use pencil and paper or computers and involve things such as solving puzzles and remembering lists of words.

We will place your name on a list and contact you every 1 or 2 years and invite you back for retesting. We will also call you periodically to see if you are interested in participating in other studies in laboratories at Berkeley that are studying brain aging.

If you are interested in participating in this study please contact

The Berkeley Aging Cohort Study at (510) 643-6609. Our address is:

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

132 Barker Hall

University of California, Berkeley 94720-3190