Recruitment starting now!

We will ask participants to view emotional faces as well as figures.

We will ask participants to view emotional faces as well as figures.

We are interested in developing a better understanding of why some teenagers and young adults are highly perceptive to emotions displayed by others, while others are not.  This may provide vital clues for understanding how teenagers and young adults interact with the world around them.  Further, it may help us to better understand the progression of mental illness.  We are particularly curious to determine if this changes as a function of time or development, over the course of one year.

EEG is not invasive, and can give us a quick and very accurate picture of brain regions and the timing of brain activity involved with emotion processing.

EEG is not invasive, and can give us a quick and very accurate picture of brain regions and the timing of brain activity involved with emotion processing.

  • The project utilize electroencephalography (EEG), to examine the timing of brain functions associated with perceiving emotional images. 
  • Participants will be screened in a short 1.5 hour interview, and if they are a good fit for the study, invited for an interview (2 hours)  the 4 hour EEG session. 
  • Then, in one year, we will invite back these same participants. 
  • All participation will be compensated ($25 per hour), and we will cover travel and parking. 

If you are interested in participating, or have questions, please call or email us.