I've been luck enough to work with the Langer Mindfulness Institute within Harvard's Psychology Department. Here are some of the projects I've worked on.
Virtual Reality with the Elderly
This study places elderly participants in a virtual reality environment in one of two conditions:
Participants physical strength, memory, cognition and mood are assessed in order to determine the impact of the intervention.
Possible Applications: Supplemental therapy for depression and dementia for the elderly
Hearing Dysfluency with Undergraduates
This study explores the effects of auditory dysfluency on comprehension and hearing ability. Participants listen to their chosen podcast in one of four conditions:
Possible Applications: learning and memory enhancement, supplemental therapy for mild to moderate hearing loss
Vision Dysfluency with the Elderly
This study explores the effects of visual dysfluency on comprehension and visual acuity. Participants read their chosen short story in one of four conditions:
Participants comprehension, vision, visual reflexes and auditory reflexes are assessed to determine the effect of the interventions
Possible Applications: learning and memory enhancement, supplemental therapy for mild to moderate vision loss