Join a Language and Brain Study!

Brain, Language, and Autism Study (BLAST)

We welcome you to participate in-person in Greater Boston or virtually from anywhere in the United States.

If you have a child, either typically developing or with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, between the ages of 6 and 9.5, and are located within driving distance of Northeastern University, please click here to learn more and sign up.

This research is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD, Grant #: R21DC017576).

The Impact of Social Cognition on Word Learning in ASD

This project studies the relationship between social cognition (e.g. Theory of Mind and social context during interaction) and word learning in children. If you have a child who is 5 to 8 years 5 months old, please click here to learn more and sign up. 


Sentence Repetition Project

We are looking for children ages 5 through 8.5 years old to play an online word game for only 15 minutes. 

Please note that this is only available to native english speakers. If you would like to sign up for your child, please click here.


Web-based Eye-tracking Language Learning Study

This project studies the relationship between prediction and language learning. We are currently recruiting healthy young adults. If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact Yi-Lun Weng at