Current Projects


The Maine, Aging, Behavior, & Learning Enrichment (M-ABLE) Study was interested in learning more about brain health and the tools we use to measure thinking and memory in older adults. We were formerly recruiting adults ages 55-90 years old to participate in this paid research study.

Interested in learning more? To learn more, click here or call 207.581.2042 or email Rebecca.macaulay@maine.edu

 

Music notes

The MUSIC (Maine Understanding Sensory Integration and Cognition) Project was a multidisciplinary study that examines the relationship between music learning and cognitive function. Research indicates that musical training may enhance cognitive functioning and delay age-related cognitive decline in older adults. We were formerly collecting data to test whether learning a musical instrument improves attention functioning and mood in older adults. Secondary aims of this study were investigating cognitive (Normal aging vs. MCI) and socioeconomic status effects on the outcome variables. Recruitment for the first phase of the study is now complete but check back for future MUSIC studies in 2021.

Other Active Collaborations


Dual-Task Gait Assessment: Identifying neural correlates and clinical characteristics of gait decline at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC

Longitudinally investigating predictors of cognitive and gait decline in collaboration with:

The Louisiana Aging Brain Study (LABrainS; PI: Jeffrey Keller, PhD) at the Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention (IDRP)/Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PI: Jeffrey Keller, PhD)

Maine Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS, PIs: Drs. Pete Elias and Michael Robbins)