This research study at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center investigates the relationship between brain activities and perceptual skills. Specifically, researchers are investigating how the brain extracts and encodes information to support both visually guided action and understanding the intentions of others. Further, we aim to understand how malleable these cortical representations are in an individual following training or learning.
In this study, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as well as behavioral tasks are used to identity the relationship between brain activities and perceptual skills (visual, motor, or tactile). There is no cost to participate in this study and research participants are compensated for their time. Participants may choose to participate in one or more of the following experiments located at either UTHSC or Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee: 1) Performing perceptual tasks in a MRI scanner (approximately 2 hours), 2) performing perceptual behavioral tasks (approximately 1 hour), along with questionnaires and other pencil-and-paper tasks.
You may qualify for participation if you are between the ages of 18-65, normal to corrected-to-normal vision, no brain injuries, and no learning difficulties. Other factors may also affect your enrollment.
For more information:
Call: Danielle McKean, (901) 287-6326
This research study is sponsored by the Department of Neurology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). IRB # 15-03683-XP