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MindCrowd is a web-based memory study designed to analyze how genetics influences memory. Participants age 18 or older are invited to take a 10-minute online test. For more information, visit

Minimum Age Maximum Age Gender Healthy Volunteers
18 Years 80 Years Both Yes
June 2013

MindCrowd is an online research study that aims to understand the genetics of how the human brain remembers as people get older and as they develop brain disorders that affect memory, such as Alzheimer's disease. Individuals take a 10-minute online test and receive the results immediately. The test results will be used to create a registry of people who may be contacted for future studies on memory. The MindCrowd test does not determine one's risk for Alzheimer's.

In the second phase, some individuals from Phase I will take more online tests of memory and other cognitive functions and provide a DNA sample for evaluation. In the end, researchers hope to identify genetic markers that are linked to memory and learning.

For more information about MindCrowd, visit or contact the investigator, Dr. Matt Huentelman, at

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

  • University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Banner Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative

Name Role Affiliation
Matt Huentelman Principal Investigator Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

Name Phone Email
Matt Huentelman, PhD 602-343-8730