(This post is sponsored by the GWU Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab.)
by Dr. Gabriela Rosenblau
Are you and your child interested in learning about the brain? Are you looking for a fun weekend activity for your kids and teens?
A research team at The George Washington University Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab is seeking to better understand how brain development supports decision making. They use a number of non-invasive measures to study decisions of children and adolescents ages 8 to 17 years. Participants are paid for their time: $20 an hour and up to $170 per study.
What is involved in the studies
GWU’s institutional review board approved our studies, which take place at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus or at the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, Virginia. Studies include online measures, which can be completed at home, and two or three in-person visits, depending on your child’s age and eligibility.
In-person visits include cognitive assessments and child-friendly computer games. They may also include non-invasive functional magnetic resonance imaging. All study visits can be completed after school or on weekends.
Enrollment is ongoing. To learn more about the Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab’s studies or to sign up, visit its website and fill out the survey, or email the team directly at [email protected].
Dr. Gabriela Rosenblau, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at George Washington University, and is the principal investigator at the Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab. She is also affiliated with the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute at GWU. Her research combines computational and neuroscientific methods to understand the neurobiological mechanisms underlying learning in neurotypical and clinical populations, especially Autism Spectrum Disorder.