UQ researchers are seeking adults (60-80 years) with normal or corrected-to-normal hearing to participate in a study, to help us better aid those with speaking difficulties. 

Age-related changes to language production can influence social interactions in everyday life, which can impact the wellbeing of the individual and their significant others. Hence, to better aid those with speaking difficulties, we are interested in understanding the cognitive processes behind language production. To facilitate the development of better treatment, we seek to improve our understanding of how healthy ageing influences language production.

The study

Participants will simply be asked to complete a picture-description task with an eye-tracker, and complete various neuropsychological tasks. The study will take 2.5 hours and will be held on campus at 39 Upland Road, St Lucia.

The study runs from May 2022 to December 2022.


  • Adults, 60-80 years of age ·
  • English is your first language
  • You have normal or corrected-to-normal hearing and vision.

Participant benefits

Each participant will receive a $20 gift voucher per hour.

Register your interest

To learn more about this study or register your interest in participating, please contact Jessica Chow: j.chow@uq.edu.au or call 3443 2515 by 21 October 2022.

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2020001206]