Comparing cognitive functions in children with ASD & their unaffected siblings

Research Study

The goal of this study is to understand differences in brain function related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Specifically, we are interested in how different parts of the brain communicate with one another in order to attend to, process, and react to our surroundings. Ultimately, we hope that findings from this research can help identify neural differences in ASD, which can potentially lead to earlier diagnosis and inform treatments. To participate in this study, the participant must be between 8 and 12 years old and have a diagnosis of ASD or be an unaffected sibling of an individual with ASD. The study involves 2-3 in-person visits (each 4-5 hours long) to our lab. It involves cognitive testing (including ASD diagnostic testing) and EEG recording, during which the participant will play computer games while brain activity is recorded. Participants will be compensated $15 an hour and individuals with ASD will receive a cognitive report from our licensed psychologist which can be used to seek services.


Published on:Aug 9, 2022 at 11:14

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