September 17, 2013

Healthy 8-10 year olds needed for research study on personality and brain function

Researchers are recruiting healthy children, 8-10 years of age, to participate in a study of how differences in temperament may relate to differences in brain function.

Those conducting the study will ask your child to:

  • Answer some questions about personality, feelings and behaviors
  • Give several small saliva samples to measure DNA and hormone levels
  • Complete a practice MRI scan
  • Complete an MRI scan of his/her brain

Those conducting the study will ask you to:

  • Answer some questions about your child’s personality, feelings and behaviors
  • Complete a brief phone interview about your child once a year for three years

This is a longitudinal study that runs for three years and will include three initial visits, and then one visit to Vanderbilt and one phone interview per year for the next three years.

You, as the parent, will be paid $20 for each study visit to Vanderbilt and you will be given a $15 gift card for each phone interview. Your child will be paid $30 for each study visit without an MRI (clinical interview, questionnaires and practice MRI scan) and $50 for the MRI scan.

Contact: Jacci Clauss (jacqueline.a.clauss@vanderbilt.edu) or call 936-2307.