The Study of Visual Perception and Neural Encoding at the Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is looking for participants!
What are the goals of this research study?
Our brains manage to represent an enormous variety of things that we see. The goal of the study is to better understand how the brain encodes all this visual information, and how some people's brains (such as individuals with an autism spectrum disorder) might work differently to represent the same thing.
Who can be a part of this research study?
Adults between the ages of 18 and 25 may take part. We need individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as adults without ASD for comparison purposes.
What will we be asked to do?
Participants will need to make at least two visits to the Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Visits will be scheduled at the convenience of the participant. Depending on a participant's needs, most participants will complete the study in two to three visits.
Participants in this study will receive social, behavioral, intelligence (IQ), and other standardized testing. Eligible participants will have brain imaging (magnetic resonance imaging, MRI; and electroencephalography, EEG) while they perform visual tasks.
Individuals who take part will receive a comprehensive evaluation and feedback report.
What are the benefits of taking part in this research study?
There are no direct benefits of taking part in this study.
Are there any costs to take part in the study
There is no cost to participate. Participants will be paid for their time and reimbursed for their travel expenses.
I want to help! Who do I call?
If you are interested in learning more about participation, please respond by phone or email with your phone number and the best time to reach you, and one of the members of the study team will contact you.