Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Studies of Perception, Memory, and Creativity

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Principal Investigator: Sohee Park, Ph.D.


This research study aims to look at 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?
    • We have both behavioral and brain imaging experiments.

      The behavioral part of our studies includes sitting in front of a computer screen. You will make decisions about various items that appear on the screen and push a button. You do not have to know how to use a computer to do these tasks.

      Our brain-imaging portion includes lying in a MRI scanner and performing a task.

      Participant Criteria

      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.


      $20 hour for time plus travel

      Visit Requirements

      You can decide to complete one, a few, or all of the tasks.


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      Contact Information

      Lindsey McIntosh and Channing Cochran.
      (615) 322-3435

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

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

    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.

    Compensation: Yes
    Looking for:

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

    Compensation: Yes

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