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Neural Mechanisms for Social Interactions and Eye Contact in ASD

  • Study HIC#:1512016895
  • Last Updated:01/01/0001

This research study is designed 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 involves talking with members of the team, filling out forms, and completing a 40 minute fNIRS task. We are currently recruiting adults with Autism between the ages of 18-40.  Participants will be compensated $50 for a visit that lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

  • Age3 months - 25 years
  • GenderBoth

Contact Us

For more information about this study, including how to volunteer, contact:

Erin MacDonnell

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Trial Purpose and Description

Linguistic and non-linguistic social interactions in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our research aims to understand brain mechanisms of social interaction during development in individuals spanning from 3 months to 25 years of age, and to develop a novel and objective computational outcome measure of social function for ASD diagnosis.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, no history of brain trauma or neurological or psychiatric disorders.

Principal Investigator


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