Neural Mechanisms for Social Interactions and Eye Contact in ASD
- Study HIC#:1512016895
- Last Updated:11/15/2022
This research study is designed to help understand brain activity during social interactions. The study will use a method called Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), which involves wearing a specialized cap to measure brain responses while interacting with another person. Participating in the study involves talking with members of the team, filling out forms, and completing a 40 minute fNIRS task. We are currently recruiting adults with Autism between the ages of 18-40. Participants will be compensated $50 for a visit that lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
- Age3 months - 25 years
- Start Date03/17/2016
- End Date10/15/2026
Trial Purpose and Description
Linguistic and non-linguistic social interactions in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our research aims to understand brain mechanisms of social interaction during development in individuals spanning from 3 months to 25 years of age, and to develop a novel and objective computational outcome measure of social function for ASD diagnosis.
Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, no history of brain trauma or neurological or psychiatric disorders.