Participate in Research

Our active projects are highlighted below.

If you think you may qualify to participate in any of the studies listed below, or if you are unsure, please use the form at the bottom of this page to contact our study personnel.

Alternatively, you may contact Dr. Brielle Stark: bcstark[at]iu.edu or (812) 855 7760.

Recruiting for the following projects

Project title:

“Modeling structure-function relationships and identifying brain-based predictors of cognitive-linguistic ability in older adults and stroke survivors”

What is it?

The brain is a constantly changing entity. We are interested in mapping change in the architecture (structure) and function of the brain and identifying how those changes relate to cognition. Specifically, we are interested in the brain’s structure-function pattern and the brain’s relationship to language ability in older adults and adults who have experienced a left hemisphere stroke.

Who is eligible?

We are recruiting two groups of participants for this study: older adults and adults who have experienced a stroke. Please see below for the specific details:

Older Adults:

  • Greater than or equal to 65 years old

  • Right handed

  • Native English speaker

  • No diagnosis of neurological problems or cognitive impairment

  • Ability to undergo an hour-long brain MRI session

  • Willingness to undergo cognitive-language testing (e.g. behavior tasks)

Adults (who have survived a stroke):

  • Up to age 85 years old

  • Have had a left hemisphere stroke

  • Right handed (before your stroke)

  • Native English speaker

  • No diagnosis of neurological problems or cognitive impairment other than stroke

  • Ability to undergo an hour-long brain MRI session

  • Willingness to undergo cognitive-language testing (e.g. behavior tasks)

Principal investigators:

Brielle Stark, PhD - Assistant Professor in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Program in Neuroscience

Rick Betzel, PhD - Assistant Professor in Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, Program in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience

 

If you think you may qualify to participate in any of the studies listed below, or if you are unsure, please use the form below to contact our study personnale. Alternatively, you may contact Dr. Brielle Stark: bcstark[at]iu.edu or (812) 855 7760.

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