Brain Imaging Study

Dec 3 2013
America/New York
Location: 
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Description
Our brains manage to represent an enormous variety of things that we see. The goal of the study is to better understand how the brain encodes all this visual information, and how some people's brains (such as individuals with an autism spectrum disorder) might work differently to represent the same thing.  
 
Participants will need to make at least two visits to the Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Visits will be scheduled at the convenience of the participant. Depending on a participant's needs, most participants will complete the study in two to three visits.
 
Participants in this study will receive social, behavioral, intelligence (IQ), and other standardized testing. Eligible participants will have brain imaging (magnetic resonance imaging, MRI; and electroencephalography, EEG) while they perform visual tasks.
 
Individuals who take part will receive a comprehensive evaluation and feedback report.
 
There is no cost to participate. Participants will be paid for their time and reimbursed for their travel expenses.
 
 
Eligibility
Adults between the ages of 18 and 25 may take part. We need individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as adults without ASD for comparison purposes.   
 
 
Contact Information
Lori Le
267-426-1469
lel@email.chop.edu
www.centerforautismresearch.com