In this recent blog interview, Dr. Carol Barnes, Regents Professor and Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Arizona, and Dr. Matt Huentelman, TGen’s Professor of Neurogenomics, discuss the powerful MindCrowd project and share their insights on how brain aging research benefits from diversity in science.
MindCrowd is the largest online scientific research of the aging process. Backed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in collaboration with the Universities of Arizona, Miami, Emory and John Hopkins.
The study aims to find out how to extend quality of life by helping people keep their cognitive abilities in old age. In simple terms, its working to uncover how we can keep our thinking, learning, understanding skills and working memory for as long as we live.
To take part in the study, visit mindcrowd.org. The test takes about 10 minutes and you will find out how your brain compares to others like you.