Research Study on Social Processing
IRB # 675-19-EP
We are looking for healthy adults and caregivers to an older adult with a chronic disease (e.g., dementia, cancer, cardiovascular disease) to participate in a research study.
Participating in this study will involve an online, at home component (~7 hours over 4 days), and one in person visit (~2 hours, 30 minutes) which will take place at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Compensation for study participation is available and parking is complementary and located a short walk from the lab.
The experiment involves completing online questionnaires/interview and computer tasks, taking samples of saliva for hormone analyses, a blood draw for DNA methylation analyses, and undergoing brain imaging using functional magnetic resonance imaging.
To be eligible for the study, you must be 19-90 years of age. In addition, to be eligible you should have comprehension of written and spoken English, mobility to travel to the UNO campus, and have completed a minimum of two years of high school or higher. You are not eligible for the study if you have a diagnosis of a neurological or psychiatric disease (e.g., stroke), history of drug abuse, vision, hearing, cognitive, or motor difficulties, or if you are currently pregnant, have metal implanted in your body, or are taking an antidepressant medication, glucocorticoid-based oral medication or cream (e.g., prednisone, cortisone), or on hormone replacement therapy.
For more information about the study, please contact: Janelle Beadle, Ph.D. at the Aging Brain and Emotion Lab (402-554-5961) or by email at (ABELabUNO@gmail.com).
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