Research study on the relationship between age and language comprehension (understanding language)

As we grow older, our brains are subject to extensive change. Despite these changes, our ability to understand language remains remarkably stable. We are looking for volunteers to take part in a research study that aims to capture what happens with our ability to understand language and our brain as we grow older.

You will be asked to come to the University of Birmingham on two occasions. During these visits, we will ask you to carry out some tasks on language processing and we will measure your brain activity while you do this. In addition, we will collect an image of your brain at the Birmingham University Imaging Centre during your second visit.

Are you a native English speaker, is English your only native language, are you between the ages of 65 and 80 and would you like to participate? Please contact Charlotte Poulisse via email for further enquiries, or contact our participant recruitment coordinator Denise Clissett via email or by telephoning 0121 414 1932 (making an enquiry does not commit you to taking part!)

Read the Participant Information Sheet