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TMS to Treat Core Social Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Study HIC#:2000030576
  • Last Updated:02/10/2022

This study will evaluate the effects of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), a type of noninvasive brain stimulation, on the social brain. TMS is a therapy that has been approved for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder and we are looking to see if it can also help those with ASD. This method uses magnetic waves administered in a train of pulses to influence brain activity. A participant visit includes a baseline assessment of neuropsychological, cognitive and behavioral function and an EEG and eye-tracking session to measure visual and social responses before and after TMS. 

Participation consists of 2 visits and compensation is $100 per visit. 

We are seeking participants diagnosed with autism or typical development between the ages of 18 to 30 years old.

  • Age18 years - 30 years
  • GenderBoth
  • Start Date08/20/2021
  • End Date07/01/2024

Trial Purpose and Description

This study will evaluate the effects of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), a type of noninvasive brain stimulation, on the social brain. TMS is a therapy that has been approved for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder and we are looking to see if it can also help those with ASD. This method uses magnetic waves administered in a train of pulses to influence brain activity. A participant visit includes a baseline assessment of neuropsychological, cognitive and behavioral function and an EEG and eye-tracking session to measure visual and social responses before and after TMS. 

Participation consists of 2 visits and compensation is $100 per visit. 

We are seeking participants diagnosed with autism or typical development between the ages of 18 to 30 years old.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Age:  18-30
  • Gender:  Both
  • Adults with diagnosis of ASD or typical development

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