"Language, Executive Function & Social Participation Across the Adult Lifespan: an EEG Study"

A PhD student from the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester, is seeking volunteers for a research project. The study aims to investigate the relationship between producing and understanding spoken language, cognitive functions and social interaction in later life. Participants will be asked to attend a 2.5 hour session at the University where a stretchy cap, like a swimming cap but filled with holes, will be placed on the scalp into which a gel is inserted. EEG will be recorded while tasks performed using language and cognitive function tests. Your hair will then be washed to remove the gel. Finally questionnaires will be completed on loneliness, social contact and social support. Among the eligibility criteria are that participants need to be between 60 and 80 years old, right handed, have normal or corrected to near-normal vision and have normal hearing.

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This article last modified Wednesday May 04, 2022