What are we studying
We are conducting this research to learn more about variation in cognition
over time and its relationship to mood and emotions. We want to understand
how these differences are related to other experiences people have and their
Why it is important
We would like to understand more about what factors lead to better or worse
cognitive functioning. This research can inform treatment options and help
us understand how emotions drive differences in how people process the world.
What we hope to accomplish
We hope to gain a better understanding of how cognition changes over time and
how it relates to mood and emotions.
Who can participate in this research
If you are 18 years old or older, are a current US resident, have 24-hour access to a modern iOS
or Android smartphone (purchased in the last 5 years), and have basic English fluency, you may
be eligible to enroll in this study.
Who cannot participate
You are not eligible to participate if you have a history of head trauma, a current neurological
or major medical illness, or a disability that substantially interferes with your ability to
perform cognitive tests.
What you may be asked to do
Participation in this study includes:
Completing an initial set of cognitive tasks and surveys on your home computer, tablet, or smartphone (will take approximately 2 hours)
Brief assessments to complete on your smartphone. These include questionnaires and short cognitive tests that you will complete 3 times a day
for 3 weeks (will take approximately 5 minutes for each brief assessment)
Comprehensive feedback on your performance at the end of the 3 weeks
A brief follow-up assessment in 3 months
Estimated time commitment
6 hours over 3 weeks.
What you may get
This study is compensated for. You can earn up to $266 for this study.
The payment breakdown is as follows:
$30 for the initial baseline assessment
$2 for each short daily assessment
If you complete 80% of the short daily assessments each week (16 out of 21),
you will receive an additional $20 for that week.
$50 for completing the brief follow-up session 3 months later
You will also receive a personalized report at the end of the study about how your emotions
and cognition varied over time.
How can I find out more about this study?
Laura Germine, Ph.D, is the person in charge of this
here to get started.
If you have questions, contact the research study team at: