Researchers at Boys Town National Research Hospital are looking for healthy children to participate in a noninvasive brain imaging research study of brain and cognitive development.
Mapping Brain Development In Childhood
Why are we doing this?
The purpose of this study is to understand how the healthy brain matures and how hormones influence this development.
As children mature into adolescents and eventually adults, both their brains and cognitive abilities change dramatically. This study aims to identify those changes.
To study the brain, we will be using a series of brain imaging tests, all of which are non-invasive and harmless.
What will be required?
– Complete two visits each year for 5 years.
– Complete MEG and MRI scans.
– Complete neuropsychological and cognitive assessments.
– Provide saliva samples. (No Genetic Testing – For hormone analysis only)
There is no cost to you, and you will receive compensation for your time.
Children who are eligible:
Are between the ages of 6 and 8 or 11 and 13 years old
Have never been diagnosed with a psychiatric or neurological disorder
Are medically healthy
Are able to complete a series of mental tasks
Are willing to participate annually for 5 years
Participants will receive a printed picture of his / her brain.