The MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Wellesley Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Development are studying the neural basis and development of social cognition in children with different language experiences, including American Sign Language.
They are looking for children interested in participating in an FMRI study who are
- a KODA, CODA, Deaf, deaf, or have a profound hearing loss
- between the ages of 4 and 13
- use ASL on a regular (daily) basis (studies are conducted in ASL)
Studies take about half a day and include lunch, snacks, and playtime. Kids are rewarded with gift certificates, pictures of their brains, and fun prizes.
For more information, email ASLbrains@mit.edu
For more information and videos visit their website at kidsbrains.mit.edu/aslbrains