The Gabrieli Lab is currently investigating the neural correlates of learning difficulties in collaboration with The Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Lab at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
By analyzing differences in brain structure and function in 3rd-6th-grade students, we hope to help distinguish mechanisms contributing to reading, math, and attention difficulties (i.e. dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD).
What is my commitment?
You and your child will come to MIT for two study visits:
Session 1: Your child will complete neuropsychological assessments of reading, math, memory, and language, and will play computer games with a researcher. A parent or guardian will complete a short set of questionnaires about your child’s developmental history, personality, and family circumstances. Your child may also participate in a short neurological screening with one of our staff neurologists.
Session 2: Your child will participate in a safe brain imaging session using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. Your child will be asked to play computer games while participating in this MRI session.
We are happy to schedule study visits around your schedule, including weekday evenings and weekends. Parents can choose to receive a score report outlining their child’s reading, math, and cognitive performance following the neuropsychological evaluation portion of this study.
Participation: We are currently recruiting 3rd-6th graders to participate in this research!
Participants will receive Amazon gift cards for their participation. Children will receive up to $150 in gift cards for completing study sessions. We will also provide transportation assistance, either in the form of free parking or up to $10 cash to travel via MTBA/taxi.