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Mapping brain function in children with autism spectrum disorder with diffuse optical tomography

December 16, 2022 - December 14, 2023

Dr. Eggebrecht and researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are mapping brain function in children with autism spectrum disorder with diffuse optical tomography.

What are the goals of the study?

Dr. Eggebrecht and researchers at Washington University in St. Louis aim to investigate brain function underlying development in children who have or are at risk for developing Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What will happen during the visit or online?

Children will complete a 1-hour brain imaging scan and developmental testing at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Parents will complete online and phone surveys from home. Families will be compensated $25/hour for their participation.

How will this help families?

We hope that, in the future, society may benefit from study results which increase our understanding of typical and altered development of brain function. We hope that in the future, optical imaging will complement the current brain imaging technologies in the management of a variety of patient populations.

Eligibility Criteria

We are looking for children 1-4 years old who: 1) are typically developing, 2) may develop or have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, or 3) have a family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

View the study flyer here.

Contact Information

Tessa George, Chloe Sobolewski, Sophia McMorrow – brainlightstudies@wustl.edu

Research Study Website
Brain Light Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis

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