Crowd Sourcing


Stay tuned for additional links to new tasks and designs that we are developing.  We are always looking for individuals who are suffering from mood disorders who might be able to offer insights into how our tasks work, whether or not the tasks are measuring challenging cognitive and emotional skills affected by these disorders, and of course, any suggestions for new paradigms that might be more relevant for those who experience these disorders.  Crowd sourcing is a way for you to contribute at a group level, no matter where you are from.



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Active Studies

Research Description & Purpose:
Researchers at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System want to find ways to discover risk factors for depression and brain functioning. This research study is for young men and women between the ages of 18-23. Research is always voluntary!

Would the study be a good fit for me? This study may be a good fit for you if:
  • Age 18-23 
  • Not taking any medications for depression or anxiety in the past 90 days
*This study is looking for BOTH Healthy Volunteers AND those who have had a past or present history of Depression.  

What would happen if I took part in the study? If you or your child decides to take part in the research study, you would participate in:
  • Interviews and Questionnaires 
  • Functional MRI Tests 
  • A blood sample 
  • This study does NOT involve any drugs or study medication. 
  • Participants who take part in this study may get compensated up to $784 to thank them for their time. 

Specify Location of Research: This research will take place at the PI located at 1601 w. Taylor St. in rooms 322-327, the CRC, the 2nd floor of NPI, and the MRC (Harrison St. locations).

Contact Information: To take part in the depression research study or for more information, please contact Laura Gabriel at 312-413-4584 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PI Name, department & address: The principal researcher for this study is Dr. Scott Langenecker, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of Cognitive Neuroscience. Study IRB#: 2012-0568