Reading Study

Study Description

Purpose: This study aims to understand how focus, attention, and higher-level skills affect reading ability in people who have had mild traumatic brain injury or "concussion", and those who have not. The study is being conducted at the Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Lab at the University of Arizona.

Time Commitment: The study will require one visit to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona in Tucson. This visit will last 2.5 hours, and we will run visits Monday through Friday.

Study Overview: The first portion of the visit consists of questionnaires and, if applicable, information pertaining to your brain injury, which is considered part of the screening process. If eligible, you will then complete paper/pencil and computer assessments that measure reading and cognitive abilities. This portion of the study is expected to last roughly 2 hours. The second portion of the study involves the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). We will take "pictures" of your brain while you read sentences and look at symbols. The MRI scan will last roughly 30 minutes. A MRI scan can be dangerous if you have metal objects in your body including pacemakers, aneurysm clips, wires, screws or other implants. For that reason, persons with such metal objects in their body, even if they are considered "MRI safe", are not eligible for this study.

Compensation: The total compensation for full completion of this study is up to $62.50.

Study Interest Form

For more information on this study, or to determine your eligibility, click the following link:   

Reading Study Interest Form