Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Principal Investigator: Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.
We are researchers at Vanderbilt University, and we are currently investigating how the brain combines information from different senses, and how it responds to images related to hobbies.
This depends on several factors, including how many sessions you qualify for, and how much time you want to contribute. Eligible participants may spend anywhere from 1 ½ hours to as much as 12 hours, spread out over a number of days.
You will be asked to answer some questions and complete some puzzles in the first session. After that session, you may qualify for further sessions. These will include brief tests that involve vision, hearing, and touch, and two brain scans using an MRI. You may be asked to donate saliva as a source of DNA.
We are looking for people who:
The study pays $20/hour. Your parking at Vanderbilt will be paid for. If you participate in the MRI portion of the study, you’ll also get a picture of your brain to take home!
Varies-- see above
People from 8-17 years with autism OR who are typically developingCompensation: Yes
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