Children’s Learning and Development Study

Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the MGH Institute of Health Professions is currently conducting a study about learning and development in school age children (age 8-10 years). This is a longitudinal study, federally funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), with the goal of improving understanding of how school age children learn from corrective feedback.

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING?

This is a longitudinal study that follows children over a period of 3 consecutive years. The goal of this study is to improve understanding of learning in children.

WHY SHOULD MY CHILD PARTICIPATE?

Help us learn about kids’ brains and how they learn. Make a difference in research about learning development. Your child will participate in fun activities and will be able to see his/her brainwaves.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

One visit to our lab at the MGH-IHP in the Charlestown Navy Yard every year for three years  Lab visits are scheduled on weekdays and weekends.  A visit takes about 2.5 hours. A quick follow up test on a home computer/iPad/mobile phone a day after the visit.  Fun word learning and sorting computer games, and a few memory tests, Lab visits include safe and noninvasive EEG recording

WILL MY CHILD BE PAID?

Yes! Pay is $60 per year. A prize is given at the end of each lab visit. We pay for parking.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Children who are, or soon turning 8 or 10 years, Are English speaking, Have no history of head injury, concussions, seizures, developmental/language/learning/Attention disorders, or other neurological deficits.

For more information please call 617-643-4821 or email cnglead@mghihp.edu; To enroll in the study, please visit: https://clinicaltrials.partners.org/study/feedback_learning