Last Updated: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Principal Investigator: Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.
How do individuals process internal and external
We process information from the
outside world using our senses of sight, hearing,
and touch, and we process different information
from within ourselves through internal awareness.
Do some people with an autism spectrum disorder
experience the world differently because of the way
their brains process internal and external sensory
What is involved in this research study?
- Sensory tests (tasks that measure sight, touch,
and internal awareness)
- An EEG or MRI scan
- Interviews and questionnaires for both the participant and a caregiver.
- Donate a small sample of saliva as a source of DNA.
People from 7-17 years with
autism OR who are typically developing
Participants will receive $15 per hour. Caregivers will receive $30 upon completion of all
interviews and parent questionnaires.
You may qualify to participate in up to three 1.5 to 3-hour sessions.
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