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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Participants sought for research into how the ageing process affects our ability to combine sensory information

7 April 2017

Researchers from The University of Manchester are seeking participants for a study about how the ageing process affects our ability to combine sensory information, a process known as multisensory integration.

The aim of the study is to understand how aging affects multisensory integration and what impact this has on behaviour, such as crossing the road or making a cup of tea.

The researchers are therefore looking for healthy adults to take part in numerous different exercises to assess the senses and how this relates to how we behave.  This will involve two testing sessions (up to 6 hours in total, on the same day or different days). In each session, participants will be asked to complete a number of short and straightforward tasks and tests. These sessions will take place at the University of Manchester.

Participants will be:

  • aged 65 – 89 years;
  • a native English speaker;
  • able to come to the University to participate.

Participants will be reimbursed their time financially at a rate of £8 per hour. Reasonable travel costs will also be covered if participants need to make a special journey to the University.

If you are interested in taking part in this important research please contact Sen Hin (Edgar) Tse before 30 June 2017.

 

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