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Evidence you can trust. In a language you understand.

Over the past few decades, hundreds of research studies have explored the use of cognitive-oriented interventions in older adult populations. CogTale is here to help you navigate the research.

Cognitive interventions are interventions that focus on how we think. The goal is to improve our brain’s performance when we do something, like making decisions, learning, or trying to remember a detail.


What is brain training? Why is it useful? Learn about COTs on this page.

Citizen Briefings

Stay up to date with the recent evidence. Read and download our brief summaries of cognitive treatments trials.

Research Participation Opportunity- Mind Your Nose (MYN) Study

Researchers at Deakin University are seeking participants for a training study comparing smell-based memory training to visual memory training. The study is exploring memory training, through training your sense of smell.

The study is looking for individuals who are aged 65 years or older, have concerns about that their cognition has declined, live in metropolitan Melbourne and are willing to complete at-home smell or visual memory training for 4 weeks.

If you are interested or would like to know more information please email the MYN study team (

Upcoming CogTale Citizen Scientist Program

CogTale will soon commence a program involving Citizen Scientists. Citizen science is an approach to science that incorporates citizens or consumers to participate in the scientific process, typically through the collection and analysis of data. Citizen science can also provide a great opportunity for consumers to learn more about the scientific process The citizens participating are sometimes referred to as ‘Citizen Scientists’. For CogTale, Citizen Scientists will be older individuals who are interested in cognitive-oriented treatments and want to learn more about data collection and analysis in science.

If you wish to know more information about the program when it launches, please complete the expression of interest (EOI) form below.

Please complete the expression of interest form below if you wish to be contacted about future CogTale internships or opportunities for researchers.

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Explore the Database

Feel free to browse the CogTale database for summaries and journal articles about cognitive treatments.

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