Our lab conducts both behavioral and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) studies.


To be eligible to participate in our studies, you must:

  1. be 18-30 or 60-85 years of age
  2. be a native English speaker (having learned English by age 6)
  3. have at least a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  4. not have had any neurological disorders or diseases (e.g., stroke, head injury, epilepsy, seizures, brain tumors, brain surgery, Parkinson’s Disease)
  5. not have had diagnosis or suspicion of dyslexia or a learning disability

Duke students and nearby residents agedĀ 18-30 who are interested in participating are encouraged to make an account and check the list of eligibility requirements on the study registration website or call our lab at (919) 668-2299 for more study-specific eligibility requirements.

Adults agedĀ 60-85 who are interested in participating in one of our studies are asked to contact the lab at (919) 668-2299.

Anyone who has specific questions about our lab or the research we are currently conducting can e-mail us at, or call us at (919) 668-2299.