Children needed for language skills study

Healthy children between 7-9 years old are needed for a study on the development of language skills.

Participants will be asked to complete three visits. During the first session, which will last about an hour, children will be evaluated by a pediatric neurologist and will also be allowed to practice lying in a brain scanner and performing the language tasks.

In the second visit, which will last about two hours, children will be asked to lie still in a brain scanner and perform language tasks while researchers take pictures of their brains activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging, a safe, noninvasive imaging technique.

The final session of the study will take about one hour and will include an IQ test and further language assessment.

Participants will be paid for their time and will receive a picture of their brain. Volunteers must be right-handed and native English speakers.

For more information, call 362-4154.

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