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We are recruiting participants for a study assessing age-appropriate strategies to take pictures of the brains of infants using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This will hopefully lead to us being able to investigate how the brain develops in the first two years of life. Parents/guardians of healthy full term children (3 to 24 months) are invited to contact our study staff for more information. Study participation takes 2-3 hours and families will receive $50-$150 for their participation. This study has received UW-Health Sciences IRB approval and is part of the research program of the Waisman Center under the direction of Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
Please contact the study recruitment coordinator Ron Fisher at 608-262-9230 or the study coordinator Brittany Travers at 608-263-6318 or all staff at infantBrainDevel@waisman.wisc.edu.
The main purpose of this study is to identify parts of the brain that become activated while people make economic decisions. The study includes 1 laboratory session. During the session you will play a simple economic decision making game and fill out several questionnaires while MR images are collected. This will involve being placed in a large metal doughnut-shaped magnet. MR images reflect changes in the blood flow around parts of the brain that become active during a certain task. The session will take up to 1.5 hours. You will be paid in accordance with the outcome of your decision-making task. It is possible to earn at least $20/hour. For more details, please contact Abby Freeman at email@example.com.