Participate in a Study

Who we’re looking for


We are currently recruiting adults in the Boston, Massachusetts, area who have been diagnosed with:

  • Parkinson’s disease

We are also looking for:

  • Healthy adults, aged 45 and older

Do you meet these qualifications? If so, you can make an important contribution to your community by helping us understand these disorders. Call us at 617-353-6476 to take a short (5–10 min.) telephone health questionnaire with one of our researchers to see if you qualify.

What to expect

The way that we learn about Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and others is from participation by people like you. Research participants are a crucial part of understanding these diseases, and by contributing your time, you further scientific knowledge that can help lead to improvements in the lives of people who struggle with these disorders.

Participation in our research does not involve taking medications or other substances. None of our studies are designed to be painful or uncomfortable for our participants. In fact, many people who participate find the experience to be interesting and educational. We offer a stipend and free parking for participation in many of our studies. Studies are primarily conducted at our Boston, Massachusetts, location.

If you believe you suffer from one of these disorders

Please note that the Vision & Cognition Laboratory studies people’s abilities only and does not diagnose disorders. We do not diagnose or treat Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or any other neurological disorder or condition. Our purpose is to learn more about how neurological disorders and conditions affect people’s functioning, and how we can improve people’s functioning.

Visit our Resources page for links dealing with the diagnosis of, and living with, neurological disorders and conditions.

For more information on how you can help by participating in research, call us at 617-353-6476 or email us at