Neural Mechanisms for Social Interactions and Eye Contact in ASD

Location: New Haven, CT - Yale University
Start Date: March 17th, 2016
End Date: March 17th, 2021

The Yale Autism Program is seeking adults with autism spectrum disorder to participate in a research study to help understand brain activity during social interactions. The study will use a method called Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), which involves wearing a specialized cap to measure brain responses while interacting with another person.

Participating in the study will involve talking with members of the team, filling out forms, and completing a 40 minute fNIRS task. Participants will be compensated $50 for a visit that lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

Adults aged 18-40 with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Contact Information
If you are interested in participating, please contact Erin MacDonnell, our Recruitment Coordinator, at or (203) 737-3439.