Participate in Research

Our lab is always seeking participants for our research studies. These studies typically compensate participants with either a monetary reward or, in the case of psychology undergraduates, extra credit in their psychology courses via the LSU SONA system.

For more information or to sign up for any of the studies described below, please email the contact listed or call the NeuroAPT Lab at 225-578-2456.

Current studies for which we are seeking participants include:

Web-based Assessment Validation Study (WAVES)

Email Contact: calamialab@gmail.com

Qualifications: Ages 55-85, native English speaker

Length of Study Visit: 2 hours

Compensation: $50

Description: This study involves taking several thinking tests, some with paper-and-pencil and others on a computer, as well as answering questions about your thoughts and emotions.

Virtual Reality Assessment Study

Email Contact: lsuvirtualrealitystudy@gmail.com

Qualifications: Ages 50 or older, native English speaker, normal or corrected normal vision, never been diagnosed with Alzheimers/dementia

Length of Study Visit: 2 separate days, 2 hours each

Compensation: 5 randomly selected individuals will win monetary prizes

Description: This study involves participating in a virtual reality environment, taking several paper-and-pencil thinking tests, and answering questions about your thoughts and emotions.

Cognitive Intraindividual Variability in Aging (CIVA)

Study Email Contact: Civastudy@gmail.com

Qualifications: Age 50 or older, native English speaker, normal or corrected vision, never been diagnosed with dementia

Length of Study Visit: This study includes two study visits. The first study visit takes approximately 1.5 hours. The second study visit occurs approximately 1 year after the first study visit and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Compensation: $25

Description: The first study visit involves filling out some questionnaires about your background, health, mood, and daily activities as well as completing some paper-and pencil tests of cognition and some cognitive tasks on the computer. The second study visit involves filling out some questionnaires about your mood and daily activities and a short paper-and-pencil test of cognition.

Within-Individual Assessment of Neurocognitive Deviation (WAND) Study

Study Email Contact: calamialab@gmail.com

Qualifications: Age 20-89, native English speaker, never having been diagnosed with dementia

Compensation: LSU students will receive 4 SONA credits. Participants who are not LSU students will receive $25.

Description: The study visit involves filling out some questionnaires about your background, mood, and daily activities as well as completing both paper-and-pencil tests of cognition and some computerized cognitive tasks.