The Brain Basis of Eye Contact in Children and Adults

Location: New Haven, CT - Yale University
Start Date: May 21st, 2003
End Date: April 30th, 2023

The McPartland Lab at the Yale Child Study Center is researching eye contact in children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Schizophrenia and typically-developing individuals. 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 individuals living with autism and schizophrenia.

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

Eligibility Criteria

We are currently seeking individuals with Autism or Schizophrenia and typically developing participants. If you are between 6 and 40 years of age, you can visit our lab to participate in research and receive compensation up to $120.

Contact Information

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