The Language Acquisition and Brain Laboratory (QLAB) at Northeastern University directed by Zhenghan Qi, MD/PhD,  is looking for participants for a brain imaging study to understand language learning in children. 

Is my child eligible?

We are looking for participants who are:

    • Either typically developing or have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    • Located in the United States.

    • Between the ages of 6 and 9.5.

    • Native English speakers

What does the study involve?

Phase 1: Web-based Language and Cognitive Puzzles

Phase 2: Listening and Learning in a Brain Camera

    • Phase 2 will take place at the Northeastern University Biomedical Imaging Center , which houses a state-of-the-art MRI scanner.

    • Your child will listen to stories and play games while the MRI scanner takes pictures of their brain.

    • You will receive Amazon gift certificates ($ 15 or more)  for your time online and onsite.

    • The video below describes our methods, recently published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.