[Greater-baltimore] Fwd: Help with a research study
MRiccobono at nfb.org
Fri Jun 11 12:21:16 UTC 2010
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 1:19 AM
To: david.andrews at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Pibe-division] Fwd: Help with a research study
I have been asked to circulate the following. She is looking
for people in Massachusetts, or in the Northeast who could travel to
E-mail: Lindsay3.14 at gmail.com
Cell: (425( 417-9239
We are neuroscientists in the MIT Department of Brain and
Sciences. We are interested in how early experiences affect how
brain develops. Sighted children use some parts of their brain
do these brain regions learn new functions in children who are
We are looking for children aged 4-14 years, who are totally
would like to participate in our studies of brain development.
During the study the child will play fun games with researchers
involve listening to stories and sounds. Some of the games will
played while we take pictures of the child's brain with MRI
resonance imaging), which uses a large magnet to record brain
MRI is safe for children. By imaging the brain while children
stories or sounds, we hope to relate this information to brain
Children who participate receive gift certificates, books, and
small prizes. They will also get a chance to talk to scientists
learn about their brain. We will reimburse travel expenses for
children and their family.
To be eligible, children must be totally blind, speak English
and have no neurological or psychiatric conditions.
Visits can be scheduled at your convenience on weekends or
our facilities on the MIT campus.
For more information please contact:
mbedny at bidmc.harvard.edu
617) 286 2341
David Andrews: dandrews at visi.com
Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dandrews920
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