About

The Brain Train program is an ongoing research study being conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr. Sara Lazar (Department of Psychiatry).

The current focus of the study is to examine the effects of cognitive enhancement programs on changes in memory and attention in individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Its purpose is to compare the mechanisms behind two different brain training programs promoting cognition. One of the programs is brain games-based and the other is mindfulness-based. Both programs are taught by professionals and are designed to promote successful cognition.

Join Us!

Our next classes begin in Spring 2019!
Location: Charlestown Navy Yard

You may be eligible if you:
-Have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
-Are 50-90 years old

The program:
-6 months of professional cognitive training sessions (provided free of charge)
-Take-home exercises and class supplements
-4 study testing visits (including surveys, cognitive tests, interviews, and 2 fMRI scans)

We provide parking validation for the covered parking garage attached to our facility, meals at our testing visits, and compensate up to $200 for participation.

For more information:

If you would like to hear more about the study, or would like to get in touch with the research staff for any reason, please contact us below or call (617)-643-7271.

Please include your phone number and a good time to reach you!

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