Monday, May 26, 2008

New brain imaging on kids

I found this call for participants to a new brain imaging study. I haven't heard of the group before. Their study would be good to replicate the finding of Soo-Eun et al. and Watkins et al.

Columbia University Neuroimaging Study
Seeking Participants Who Stutter

Conducted by Dr. Bradley Peterson, this on-going research study is focused on learning more about the causes of several disorders that develop in childhood and adolescence. One of the conditions of interest is stuttering.

The study requires participants to agree to one or two visits, and includes an MRI scan which lasts about one and a half hours. This study requires a total of 6-7 hours to complete.

Participants must be between the ages of 6-14, can be taking medications, and also may have other diagnosed conditions in addition to stuttering.

No expense will be incurred by eligible subjects, and a modest payment for participation is being offered. Participants will receive $120, in the form of a gift certificate or a check depending upon age, as a "thank you" for being in the study.

Study location: Columbia University, NY State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

Contact person: Kristin Klahr - 1-212-543-6072 <>

Note: Those contacting the study coordinator to learn more about the project are under no obligation to agree to participate.

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