Participate in a Study

We have one study at this time.  We may be looking for you! It is open to adults aged 65 and over, either English- or Spanish-speaking. You may click the link on the bottom of the form, or use the QR code above it, to see if you qualify.













More studies will be announced soon.



What to expect in our studies

The way that we learn about normal aging and about Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other disorders is from participation by people like you. By contributing your time as a research participant, 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. 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, though some aspects of our studies may be done in the home or online, and others require traveling to a different site, in the Boston area.

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, though we are conducting research on interventions. 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