Music-Based Intervention Research Study Among Older Adults

Quick link: read more about our study and sign up here.

The Music, Imaging, and Neural Dynamics (MIND) Lab is seeking healthy older adults, older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and those who may be experiencing Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD) to participate in a research study on how music listening affects brain activity and gene expression. All studies will take place at the Northeastern Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex.

Participants must be above 50 years old, have normal hearing, and pass a pre-screening phone interview. Eligible participants will be enrolled in individualized music-listening programs. In-person sessions may consist of listening/cognitive tasks, completing surveys, an MRI scan or EEG recording of the brain, and/or blood draws.

Compensation is $20/hour upon completion of the study.

If interested, please sign up here , or call 617-373-2161 or email your phone number to MIND Lab at and we will set up a pre-screening phone interview to determine your eligibility to participate in our study. Specify that you wish to participate in the music-based intervention research study for older adults.

This study is approved by the Northeastern IRB (#19-03-20).