Colby College Older Adult Participant Pool

The Memory and Language Lab at Colby College, under the supervision of Jen Coane, PhD, is conducting research investigating learning and memory across the lifespan. We are currently recruiting participants from the Waterville area aged 60 and older to take part in research studies. All testing is done individually and is completely confidential.

We are offering testing sessions at Colby College if you are interested in participating! At present, we are conducting several shorter studies – you may schedule sessions of 1 to 2 hours, depending on your availability. You may schedule multiple sessions across a week or two. We will compensate you for your time at $10/hour.

All studies involve simple tasks on a computer (provided; no experience necessary) or pencil and paper. You may be asked to remember lists of words or read short passages. All tasks are simple and you will be given full explanations of the task and what we are interested in, as well as practice on a task and the chance to ask questions.

Please note none of the testing is diagnostic and your performance will not be discussed with anyone. We are interested in group-level performance, not in that of a single individual. We are happy to talk with you about memory in general and can provide additional information as needed.

Feedback from a participant:

“My husband & I participated in your program & I realized we never got a chance to say how impressed we were with the students conducting the studies. They were friendly, polite and professional. They explained clearly what was going on each step of the way, gave lots of ‘pats on the back’, listened to suggestions from me & were generally wonderful!”

If you are interested in participating in research in the Memory and Language Lab at Colby, or if you would like more information, please fill out the form below, and we will contact you shortly. Thank you for your interest in our work!