Research

Computerized Cognitive Training

Reference Number: 201403054

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

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 who 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 6 months
 
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.

WHO IS THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (DOCTOR)?

Daniel Mamah, MD

WHERE WILL THE STUDY TAKE PLACE?

Washington University School of Medicine

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lisa Sullivan
314-362-6952
sullivanl@psychiatry.wustl.edu

WEB SITE

werc.wustl.edu