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, September 24

More dates through 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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