fMRI Research on Future Imagining and Creative Thinking

By Harvard University's Schacter Memory Lab

This is a paid, two session study. The entire study will be approximately 5.5-6 hours long, and requires participants to come in on two separate days.

This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Friday.
All day

If eligible and interested in participating in the study, please contact us and we can set up a time that works best for your schedule. 

Age: Senior Adult.

We are looking for healthy, mentally active, older adults who range from 65-90 years old.

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Christopher Sokol
Harvard University Psychology

No application or registration needed.


For your time and participation you will be compensated $15 an hour.


  • In-person only.

William James Hall

33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

If you are able to drive we have free parking located behind the building. If you take public transportation we are a short walk away from the Red Line.

Refreshments provided.

Additional information

Session 1: This session consists of completing memory orientated tasks to help us determine if you are eligible for any of our current studies taking place in the lab. Approximate time commitment: 2 hours. 

Session 2: This session consists of an MRI session, where you will be in the MRI scanner for approximately 45 minutes. There are pre and post-scan tasks in this session as well. Approximate time commitment: 3.5 hours. 

Program continues to run during Winter vacation, February vacation, and April vacation.