Word Reading in the Brain
Examining visual, lexico-semantic, executive, and motor networks in the brain
Recent findings suggest that cognitive, sociocommunicative, and sensorimotor impairments in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are associated with impaired brain network connectivity. This research aims to combine measures of functional and anatomical connectivity, along with measures of dynamic processing from magnetoencephalography (MEG).
How can you help?
We are currently seeking children and adolescents with or without a diagnosis of ASD aged 12-17 years to participate in this study. If your child falls in this age range and has no metal implants or history of neurological disorders, he or she may be eligible to participate.
Diagnostic & Cognitive Assessments
Participants will be asked to answer some simple questions and complete tasks like drawing and solving puzzles, and parents will complete some questionnaires.
Practice Getting Scanned
Participants will have a practice MRI session to learn how to complete the word reading task.
Participants will get to have an MRI scan and an MEG scan, which will allow us to collect information about brain structure and function.
Participants will be compensated for their time, and will also receive a picture of their brain!