Understanding and Modulating Cortical Dynamics of Dual-task Standing in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Join a study exploring the impact of non-invasive brain stimulation on walking and balance.

Are you age 65 to 85 years and/or concerned about your memory and thinking?

This study of non-invasive brain stimulation at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Insitute for Aging Research in Boston is seeking participants.

Study goal

The goal is to determine whether transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS), a type of non-invasive brain stimulation, improves balance and walking.


You may be eligible to participate if you are either 65 to 85 years old without any significant health conditions and/or concerned about your memory and thinking.

Participation Overview

Participation will include two visits over two weeks:

  • The first visit  will consist of health interviews and assessments of walking, balance, memory, and a 20-minute session of non-invasive brain stimulation
  • The second visit will consist of a 20-minute session of non-invasive brain stimulation with assessments of walking and balance before and after the session

Participation is paid up to $100. Parking and transportation can be provided.

How to Sign Up

Contact our team for more information at (617) 971-5310 or melikekahya@hsl.harvard.edu

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Research Areas

A researcher at the Marcus Institute for Aging Research in Boston, MA studies MRI images of a human brain.

Brain Health

Through pioneering multidisciplinary research, the Marcus Institute is uncovering new answers to the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, and other changes to the brain.

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A research subject at the Marcus Institute for Aging Research stands on a measuring platform with a computer read-out reflected on the wall behind.

Physical Health and Function

Through the Marcus Institute’s research we are learning how older adults can maintain independence and quality of life.

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