Studies / Schizophrenia and Autism Research
Opportunity to participate in Schizophrenia and Autism Research:
These studies are being conducted by researchers at
the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center in Hartford Hospital and at Yale
CMHC; and is funded
by the National Institute of Mental Health.
We are studying how different parts of the brain
are working in people with schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders. We
are using different tools in this study, including: EEG and fMRI.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) records brain activity using a
machine that takes images of the brain and reveals what areas of the brain
are active. It requires that you keep your head still throughout the time of
the test (for about an hour twice).
Electroencephalography (EEG) records the
electrical activity along the scalp of an individual by using electrodes
attached to cap worn on your head. Both fMRI and EEG are safe, non-invasive
and not painful. We are also utilizing pen and paper tasks and
questionnaires which assess a wide range of abilities and symptoms.
You may be compensated up to $200 dollars for
participating in this study.
Transportation may be provided upon request.
You may be eligible to participate if you
Have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia or
Autism Spectrum Disorder, including: Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and
Are fluent in English
Are between the ages of 18-30
For more information please call
In order to assess whether you qualify for the study you must first
complete a brief screening process. This can be done over the phone when
Sophy Brocke at 860-545-7138