Mind-Matter Interactions and the Frontal Lobes of the Brain

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What is the study about?

  • Study 1 explores whether people with damage to the front of their brain can use their mind to influence their surroundings (displaying what are known as “psi effects”).
  • Study 2 examines whether brain stimulation (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)) affects the mind’s ability to influence its surroundings.

 

 

Eligibility- Who can participate?

Study 1:

  • Healthy volunteers must:
    • Be 40 years of age or older
    • Have no history of or current medical or mental illnesses
    • Have no neurological conditions
  • Patients must:
    • Have damage on one side of their brain (in the front) due to stroke or surgery to remove a benign/non-cancerous brain tumour (e.g., meningioma)

 

Study 2:

Participants must:

  • Be over 20 years of age
  • Have no mental illnesses or brain disorders

 

Time requirement

Study 1:

  • About 15 hours of testing over the span of 4-6 visits, depending on participant’s availability

Study 2:

  • One visit for two hours

 

TDRA study investigator

Dr. Morris Freedman

TDRA Site:

Baycrest

Address: 3560 Bathurst St, North York, ON M6A 2E1

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Disclaimer

The listing of a study on the Toronto Dementia Network (TDN) is for informational purposes only. The safety, efficacy or scientific validity of the studies listed here have not been evaluated by The Alzheimer Society of Toronto (AST) or the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA). The TDRA is an academic coalition among the University of Toronto and four memory clinics across Toronto at Baycrest, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the University Health Network. The information collected will be kept and guarded by TDRA. Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Before you participate in a study, you should make sure you understand the risks and potential benefits and discuss all options with your health care provider(s).