Healthy Adults With and Without a Family History of Alcoholism
What does participation involve?
What is this research all about?
This project explores the effects of Memantine on alcoholism
risk-relevant tasks with regard to reward and impulsivity behavior.
Memantine is an FDA approved drug that is used in older patients with
memory problems but is believed to have a role in alcoholism therapy.
Who can participate?
If you are right-handed and between the ages of 18 and 35 then you
may be eligible to participate! You will need to call in for a brief
screening interview to see if you meet the eligibility criteria.
Qualified participants will complete:
an interview with trained staff
neuropsychological testing, which consists
of tests that measure cognitive abilities
questionnaires about impulsivity,
personality, drinking habits, and more
a safe and non-invasive fMRI scan
a safe and non-invasive EEG
a non-invasive saliva sample for genetic
These activities occur on 2 testing days, and take
approximately 8 hours per day to complete.
What do I get out of this?
Participants will help us advance our understanding of brain
function in those with and without family histories of alcoholism.
Participants are given $20 an hour for the time that they participate,
plus additional small amounts of money for scoring well on some of the
Who can I call with questions?
If you are interested in
participating or have any questions about the research, please contact
Lindsey Scarpace at 860-545-7255 or