10-15-year-olds:Take part in brain science at Oxford!
At the University of Oxford, we want to know what makes YOUR brain special. Different people's brains look and work differently, and we're running a study to find out how those differences relate to how we talk and how we understand
what others say. We do this using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning, which is a safe method that lets us
take detailed pictures of brains.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
BOTH 10- to 15-year-olds who have grown up speaking English in the UK and 10- to 15-year-olds who would qualify for a diagnosis of developmental language disorder (please contact us if you are not sure what this means), who have grown up speaking English in the UK.
WHAT DOES THE STUDY INVOLVE?
1. An MRI scan (the entire session takes under an hour and a half)
2. A set of tasks outside the scanner (which takes ~2-3 hours)
WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
MRI scans are done at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) in Oxford. If you choose to take part, we'll pay for you and your parent to travel to Oxford, and to stay overnight if you need to. Other tasks can be done at your house or your school.
HOW CAN I TAKE PART, OR SIMPLY FIND OUT MORE?
If you or your parent would like to know more about this study, please get in touch with us. Your parents can also fill out the attached response form and return it to us (no stamp needed). We will ask your parent some questions to
make sure it is safe for you to have an MRI scan.
Getting in touch for more information does not mean you will have to take part.
We’re looking for young scientists to help us out with this study. In addition to helping us do important science, we may be able to make a 3D printed model of your own brain for you (or we will give you one of our model brains). Please get in touch with us to find out more.
CUREC No: R55835/RE002