The UQ Language Neuroscience Lab are seeking healthy older adults for a study on music and speech processing.

Your participation will contribute to a larger study aiming to improve our understanding of how music listening after a stroke may stimulate speech and language recovery.

This study will involve two sessions at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, located at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Prior to the first session, participants will be screened for eligibility through a short telephone interview. If you are eligible to participate, you will be invited to attend the first session which will involve brief hearing, language, and music assessments. The second session will involve an MRI brain scan while completing language and music listening tasks.

The duration of the entire experiment is expected to be about 2-3 hours.

You'll receive:

Participants will receive $30 at the scan session for their time and effort.


  • Between the ages of 55 and 85 years old
  • Have English as a primary language
  • No history of neurological disease, mental illness, or head trauma
  • No metal present in the body which would be unsafe in an MRI scanner

Register your interest:

Please email Jennifer Lee:

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [HREC/2018/QRBW/43699]