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MRI Study of Autism Spectrum Disorders

About the Study

We are using brain imaging techniques (MRI) located in Trinity College to investigate brain structure, function and connectivity in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants lie in an MRI machine which takes pictures of their brains. For the first part of the scan, participants will be able to watch a DVD following which they will be asked to do a short computer based task (like computer games).

Who can take part?

We are looking for participants with and without ASD to take part in this study. Specifically, we are looking for right handed males between the ages of 10 and 25 who would like to take part.

What will it involve?

The study involves two testing sessions. In the first session participants are asked to do an IQ test as well as some short computer based tasks. This session can take place in the home or in Trinity College. In the second session, participants will be invited to the Trinity Institute of Neuroscience for an MRI scan which will take approximately and hour and a half. 
Arrangements are also made for participants with ASD to complete ADOS and ADI-R assessments during the first session if these have not yet been done.

Interested in taking part?

If you are interested in taking part in this study and would like more information please contact, Jacqueline Fitzgerald, by email: or Tel. 01-896 4102

Last updated 23 November 2016 by School Web Administrator.