Longitudinal Neurogenetics of Atypical Social Brain Development in Autism

Jul 30 2012
Jul 30 2013
America/New York
Yale Child Study Center



The purpose of this study is to learn more about how the brain develops social skills and abilities. We will evaluate the cognitive and emotional function of individuals with and without autism. Participants will have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan while watching a series of movies and viewing pictures. Children will be asked to return for three annual visits. Both adult and child participants will also have their blood drawn. This research will allow us to better understand the interaction of gene, brain, and behavior. 

Criteria for Participation:

All participants must be meet MRI safety eligibility.

  • Children (age 4-8) with an ASD
  • Children (age 4-8) without an ASD
  • Adults (age 18-35) with an ASD
  • Adults (age 18-35) without an ASD

Research Components:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan
  • Genetic collection

For more information about eligibility and participating, contact Research Intake Coordinator, Erin MacDonnell at (203) 737-3439.

Visit http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/autism/research/brain-imaging.aspx to learn more.