The Brain Basis of Eye Contact in Adults

Location: New Haven, CT - Yale University
Start Date: August 1st, 2015
End Date: July 31st, 2018

The McPartland Lab at the Yale Child Study Center is researching eye contact in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Schizophrenia and typically-developed adults. This project studies behavior and brain systems to better understand the social difficulties associated with these disorders. We hope to use these results to develop better tools to help treat adults living with autism and schizophrenia.

Participation involves two visits to our lab where individuals will complete recordings of their brain waves while watching videos, talk to a clinician, and complete questionnaires.


We are currently seeking individuals with Autism or Schizophrenia and Typically Developed adults. If you are an adult between 18 and 40 years of age, you can visit our lab to participate in research and receive compensation up to $350.

Contact Information

To learn more, contact Erin MacDonnell at or (203) 737-3439.