Can you help us to explore how ageing changes our brains?

We are looking for healthy adults to help our scientific research. Participants will visit the University of Birmingham for up to three sessions: one interview session and two separate 1-hour MRI scans. We will pay you £7 per hour, or £20 for MRI sessions. Both newcomers and experienced participants are welcome.

If you meet the following criteria, you may be able to help us:

  • Aged between 65 and 80 years old
  • Right handed
  • No hearing impairment (This means you do not wear a hearing aid and have not previously been diagnosed with any hearing problems)
  • No uncorrected problems with vision (This means you can see well enough to read and perform everyday tasks (it is not a problem if you need glasses for this)
  • No severe mobility or motor problems
  • No history of stroke (Or other conditions which can affect brain function)
  • Comfortable to undergo MRI scans (This research relies on MRI scanning, which can be noisy and claustrophobic – please discuss any concerns with the researcher; we can, for example, arrange for you to visit the scanning centre before you decide whether to take part
  • No metal implants (As MRI scanners are magnetic, they can be dangerous for people with metal in their bodies; this includes pacemakers, orthopaedic rods, and stents)

Please register your interest now and we will contact you in the coming months to book testing slots that suit you.Contact Sam Jones: Tel: 0121 414 5637 or 07965 283156 or Email:

Read the full participant information sheet


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