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Cognition clinical trials at UCSF
2 in progress, 1 open to new patients

  • D2D Normative Data for Remote Assessments

    open to eligible people ages 12-80

    Phase 1: This is a remote observational study in which participants will complete cognitive assessments developed by Posit Science. Participants will be healthy controls aged 18-65 with reliable internet access and a device that they can use to access the assessments, such as a laptop or iPad. Participants will complete up to 6 Posit Science assessments in different domains of cognition, which should last approximately 30 minutes. Phase 2: This is an in person observational study in which participants will complete cognitive assessments developed by Posit Science. Participants will be healthy controls aged 18-80 who are fluent in English. Participants will complete batteries of cognitive assessments developed by Posit Science, which include combinations of visual, auditory, and social cognitive assessments, and self-report questionnaires. This study will be conducted at the Driven to Discover building at the Minnesota State Fair. Participation will last approximately 20 minutes. Phase 3: Participants in Phase 3 will complete a Posit Science assessment battery and self-report questionnaires. Each participant will be asked to provide brief demographic and medical history data. Participants will be aged 18-35 and will be students at the University of Minnesota who are enrolled in the Research Experience Points program. Participants will complete the assessment battery remotely; the battery will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Phase 4: This is a pilot program to test the use of remote cognitive assessment and training in adolescents with an anxiety diagnosis and healthy controls. Participants will complete a short assessment battery, then will receive 4 hours of cognitive training over 2 weeks at home. Then they will repeat the battery. Total participation should last approximately 5 hours over 2-3 weeks and will be completed entirely remotely.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Massive Individualized N-of-1 Experiments (MINEs)

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The project will enroll up to 10,000 adult volunteers in individualized experiments (N-of-1 trials) designed to assess the individual-level effects of any of five interventions on three outcomes. The five interventions are: gratitude journaling, mindfulness meditation, random acts of kindness, physical activity, and laughter therapy. The three outcomes are stress, cognitive focus, and happiness. Each participant will engage in the selected activity in 3 day intervals, separated at random by 3 day intervals of usual activity, for a total of six 3-day periods (18 days).

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