Participants Needed for Depression Study

NEEDED: Participants in the following study

Study: enhancing cognition and improving symptoms of depression

  • Time commitment: 12-week internet-based treatment program, along with questionnaires.

  • Ages: 18-45

  • To see if you are eligible, visit the following website:

Evidence for efficacy and safety of laser stimulation

Healthy adults

Barrett & Gonzalez-Lima, 2013

  • Improvement of emotional states
  • Increased reaction time and sustained attention
  • Shorter memory retrieval latency and increased task accuracy
  • Increase of oxygenated hemoglobin concentration and a decrease of deoxygenated hemoglobin concentration in both cerebral hemispheres (Tian et al., 2016)

Depression patients

Disner, Beevers & Gonzalez-Lima, 2016

  • Greater symptom improvement among participants whose attention was responsive to an attention focused cognitive intervention (i.e., attention was directed away from negative stimuli)

Future directions

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Treatment resistant depression

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA), 3.304
108 DEAN KEETON ST E, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Research Opportunities & Studies


College of Liberal Arts



Target Audience

General Public

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