Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Studies of Perception, Memory, and Creativity

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Principal Investigator: Sohee Park, Ph.D.


This research study aims to look at at the effects of Parkinson’s disease on perception and memory.

In particular we are interested in two ideas:

  • How do people perceive information?
  • How do people keep information in short term memory?

Our studies include either paper and pencil tasks or tasks on computers. You do not have to know how to use a computer to do these tasks. You will make decisions about various items that appear on a screen and push a button.

Participant Criteria

Healthy Caucasian adults between 50 and 80 years old who do NOT currently have:

  • psychological disorder ( Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia);
  • Neurological disorder (Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, epilepsy, dystonia)
  • History of brain surgery, head trauma, or stroke.


$20 hour for time plus travel

Visit Requirements

1 or 2


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Contact Information

Heath Nichols, BA

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Sohee Park, Ph.D. needs participants for these other studies.

  • Studies of Perception, Memory, and Creativity
    Looking for:

    Adults between the ages of 21 and 60 who can provide a confirmed diagnosis of schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder

    The parent, sibling, or adult child(ren) of persons with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder whose affected family member will share documentation of their diagnosis.

    Compensation: Yes
    Looking for:

    Volunteers searching for depression, bipolar disorder and mood research nationally.

    Compensation: Yes

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