[Greater-Baltimore] Hopkins study announcement

Ringlein, Ellen ERinglein at nfb.org
Tue Feb 23 20:01:02 UTC 2016

Dear Federation Colleagues,

I was asked to share the following.


Hello all:  Here is the announcement for the next round of Hopkins neuroplasticity studies.  I hope many of you will participate in this positive and important research.  thank you, Aloma

Title: Participate in an MRI research study

Announcement: The Neuroplasticity and Development Lab at Johns Hopkins University is seeking participants for an MRI research study on cognition. The purpose of this study is to investigate how lifetime experience shapes the human brain. We are interested in how the brain adapts to the absence of vision. To answer this question we use neuroimaging to compare the brains of individuals with different life
histories: adults who grew up with vision, those who were born blind, and those who became blind later in life.

Participating in this study involves coming into the laboratory for one to three MRI scanning sessions, each lasting between one and three hours. During the scans participants listen to stories and sounds, feel Braille or everyday objects, and answer questions about what they hear and feel. Participants are compensated $30 per hour for their time. The study takes place at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Travel costs to and from the study site are covered by the laboratory.

To qualify for the study you must be a healthy blind adult between 18 and 75 years-of-age. Before taking part in the study, participants are asked to complete a pre-screening interview over the phone to see whether they qualify. The screening interview takes approximately 30 minutes. Those who complete the screening interview receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

To learn more about participating, please contact the lab either by calling 410-870-9895 or emailing plasticity_lab at jhu.edu.

Thank you for taking the time to read this announcement.

Marina Bedny, Ph.D.
Director of Neuroplasticity & Development Lab Assistant Professor Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Johns Hopkins University http://pbs.jhu.edu/research/bedny


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