Purpose

This study will train participants (young people and older adults) to do a visual task, and will assess whether this results in changes in behavioral assessments. In some participants, we will be also testing whether MRI measures (cortical thickness, functional connectivity) change with training.

Conditions

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 89 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Inclusion Criteria

  • Right handed individuals
  • Aged 19-89
  • In good health as self-reported or visual impairments due to partial vision loss
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal vision with contact lenses or visual impairments due to partial vision loss

Exclusion Criteria

  • Younger than 18 or older than 89
  • Being hearing-impaired
  • Not in good health except due to partial vision loss
  • Having a previous serious head injury or neurological disorder, or loss of consciousness for more than 2 minutes
  • Having hallucinations or delusions
  • Having a current or past history of a substance abuse disorder
  • Currently taking psychoactive medications

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Basic Science
Masking
None (Open Label)
Masking Description
Computerized training for all groups. This is a pilot study.

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
Training
Computerized vision training
  • Other: computerized training
    Computerized training
Sham Comparator
Control
Sham
  • Other: computerized training
    Computerized training

Recruiting Locations

UAB
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Contact:
Kristina Visscher
205-934-0267
kmv@uab.edu

More Details

NCT ID
NCT03141164
Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Study Contact

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