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Current 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 PDD-NOS

  • Are fluent in English

  • Are between the ages of 18-30

For more information please call Sophy Brocke at 860-545-7138 

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 you call.
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