Neural Circuitry of Parenting: Neuroimaging Studies of Cocaine-Abusing Mothers

What is the purpose of this trial?

We have two studies that are designed to understand more about motherhood and being a mom. In the first study, women will attend four visits during pregnancy and the postpartum period, where they will complete computer-based tasks, questionnaires, EEG (to measure brain activity) and a play session with their child. The second study follows a similar design, but is for mothers with infants under 1 year to also participate in four visits, one of which includes fMRI. During the EEG and fMRI studies, participants will see infant faces and listen to infant cries.


Gender: Female only


John and Geraldine Weil Foundation

Start Date: 03/17/2009

End Date: 04/01/2020

Last Updated: 06/22/2018

Study HIC#: 0903004833

Get Involved

For more information about this study, contact:
Marion Mayes
+1 203-785-3502
marion.mayes@yale.edu

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