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Work out your brain in a volunteer research project

How does memory training lead to cognitive benefits?

Scientists have wrestled with this question for several years. Now, researchers at UC Irvine and UC Riverside are ready to address it by launching a nationwide project that seeks to engage 30,000 people in different variants of memory training through apps developed by the Brain Game Center. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the project aims to determine for whom certain training methods work best.

Participation in the study is free and requires a commitment of a few weeks. Participants will play a memory training program, complete a few cognitive tests, and fill out brief questionnaires anonymously. Data is downloaded into a server at UCR. Participants can complete all sessions at home using their tablets or smartphones. They may drop out at any time.

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