The Project on Affinities and Language (PAL) is designed to help us understand what happens in a child’s brain when they engage with their interests, passions, or hobbies – also known as “affinities.”
We especially hope to learn more about the affinities of kids with autism.
What is my commitment?
Come in for 1 session of behavioral testing and 1 session in the non-invasive fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) scanner.
Participation: We are currently recruiting children ages 7-11, with or without a diagnosis of autism, who have a special interest (e.g. trains, Minecraft, etc.) that can be shown in video format to participate in this study. If you would like to participate, please contact PALstudyMIT@gmail.com.
Your child will be paid in amazon.com gift cards. Your child will be paid $20/hour for non-scanning activities, and $30/hour for the scanning session. If you chose to drive, free parking is available.