Brain Basis of Social and Semantic Language in Adults with Autism

Location: Newark, NJ - Rutgers University
Start Date: August 16th, 2019
End Date: March 31st, 2020

Researchers at Rutgers University in Newark are investigating how the brain processes social and semantic language in college attending adults with autism. We are currently recruiting Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) participants who are between ages 18-30, right-handed, native English speakers. The study consists of 3 sessions. The first session involves diagnostic and cognitive assessments and lasts ~ 2.5 hours. The second session is an fMRI session, which lasts ~ 2 hours. The final session is a behavioral session that consists of online surveys, which lasts about 1 hour. All parts of the study are conducted on the Rutgers-Newark campus; sessions 1 and 3 can be conducted on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus if participants prefer that location. Participants are compensated at each session, and receive up to $120 for participation in all 3 sessions.

Eligibility Criteria
Inclusion criteria: ages 18-30; right-handed; native English speakers
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Contact Information
Please contact Shannon Cahalan at if you are interested in participating or would like more information.