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UCSF Brain Training with Neurostimulation Study

We are looking for participants 18-35 years old to take part in our week-long brain training study paired with noninvasive neurostimulation.

The study requires a two-hour baseline session here on the UCSF Mission Bay campus, where you will test your multitasking abilities with Neuroracer, our driving video game. We will then show you how to set up the at home transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) cap for home neurostimulation where you will play Evo (iPad tablet driving video game) at your own home for 20-30 minutes each of the following five days. The last day is back in lab and is similar to the first baseline session, but only lasting 90 minutes.

You will be compensated at a rate of $20/hour plus a $50 bonus for completion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to participate?

You may be eligible if you meet these criteria:

  • Between 18-35 years old
  • No neurological or psychiatric disorders other than mild cognitive impairment
  • No substance abuse
  • Not taking anti-depressants
  • Not taking anti-anxiety medication
  • No history of seizures
  • No color blindness
  • No glaucoma
  • No macular degeneration
  • No amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • No strabismus (cross eyed)
When can I begin the study?

We are currently recruiting participants and if you are eligible you can schedule a time to begin immediately.

What are your clinic hours? Are weekends an option or only during the week?

During the week we typically have appointments available from 9 am – 5pm. We will do our best to work around your schedule so we can begin earlier or later as needed. The sessions which take place off campus (e.g. at your home) will span a weekend.

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