Investigating the Relationship between Genes, Cognition, Brain Function and Schizophrenia

Subject area of study: 
Genetics, Schizophrenia, Cognition
Title of study: 
Investigating the Relationship between Genes, Cognition, Brain Function and Schizophrenia
Brief outline of the study: 

The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre is seeking healthy volunteers between 35 and 65 to undertake a study examining the relationship between genetics, cognition, brain function and schizophrenia. We are interested in recruiting those with no personal or family history of schizophrenia, schizoaffective or bipolar disorder and those with no personal history, but who do have a first degree relative (children or siblings) with any of these illnesses.
Participation would require answering questions about health and education history, completing a series of cognitive tasks (e.g completing a maze, remembering a list of words), donating a blood sample and doing some computer tasks, some of which track the movement of the eyes (this is non invasive). Total time for this session is between 4.5-6 hours and participants are reimbursed for their time.

Further sessions are conducted at Swinburne University in Hawthorn where participants would have brain scans in MRI and MEG

Department: 
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)
Recruitment start date: 
Mon, 02/03/2015
Recruitment end date: 
Fri, 18/12/2015
Contact person title: 
Dr
Contact person first name: 
Wei Lin
Contact person last name: 
Toh
Contact email: 
Contact phone number: 
(03) 9076 8650
Ethics Committee Project Number: 
27/11
Do you have advertising approval?: 
Yes
Approved by: 
Alfred