Research Participant Information

The Brain Development Laboratory is interested in how the visual system develops over time. To reach this goal, we use behavoral, EEG and MRI techniques to study how the infant, child and adult brain responds to motion and pattern.

EEG Studies

EEG (Electroencephalogram) is a technique which allows the electrical signals in the brain to be recorded. In these studies we are recording the brain activity while the participants watch images on a computer monitor. The studies at our lab take approximately 1 hour.

  • We do not have an active study at this time

Behavioral Studies

Symmetry Sorting Study

We are studying how the brain perceives symmetry in two-dimensions. Participants view a series of images and group them into similar categories.

  • We do not have an active study at this time.

Detection of Optic Flow

In this study, participants view two images side by side on a computer screen and have to choose which one has coherent motion.

  • We do not have an active study at this time

MRI Studies

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) provides information about blood flow in the brain. This technique allows us to determine the areas of the brain that are active while viewing a particular stimuli.

  • We do not have an active study at this time.