The Clinical Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Trial Purpose and Description

This study is designed to help us learn about brain development by researching eye contact in children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, and typically-developing individuals.  This project uses EEG and eye tracking technologies to measure brain function while using behavioral tasks to examine  social, communication, and emotional skills.  The research will help us understand the social difficulties associated with these disorders and lead to new methods to develop, track, and assess treatments.  Participation involves one or two visits to our lab where individuals will complete recordings of their brain waves while watching videos, talk to a clinician,  and complete questionnaires.  Families are provided with clinical evaluations which include individualized recommendations and written reports.  We are currently recruiting children with Autism and typically developing children between the ages of 3 and 17 years old.  We are also seeking typically developed adults and adults with Autism or Schizophrenia between the ages of 18 and 40 years old.  This study pays up to $120 as compensation for participation.

Ages: 3 - 40 years

Gender: Both


Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion criteria:  

  • Ages 3-40
  • Diagnosis of autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger syndrome, developmental delay, schizophrenia, psychosis, thought disorders, and anxiety.  

Autism Science Foundation

Start Date: 05/21/2003

End Date: 04/30/2023

Last Updated: 02/22/2018

Study HIC#: 0303025065

Get Involved

For more information about this study, contact:
Erin S MacDonnell
+1 203-737-3439
autism@yale.edu

If you would prefer to contact a member of the Help us Discover team about this trial and other similar trials, please email helpusdiscover@yale.edu or call 1-877-978-8348.

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Investigator

James C McPartland

Principal Investigator