The primary objective of this protocol is to test the feasibility and utility of obtaining magnetoencephalography (MEG) recordings in healthy children and also in children who have a psychiatric or developmental disorder. Secondary objectives are to examine and compare typical and atypical motor, sensory, and cognitive functioning as recorded by MEG, and to identify subpopulation groups for which MEG may be optimal in order to establish feasibility of future hypothesis-driven MEG research.
Primary Outcome Measures:
- MEG activation [ Time Frame: course of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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||July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
children and/or adolescents with psychiatric disorder
Healthy children and those who have a psychiatric or developmental disorder will undergo MEG recording to evaluate whether such children are candidate MEG subjects. Essentially, this feasibility study will examine whether children can remain still enough, complete simple tasks, and produce neurophysiologically consistent responses that would warrant full size studies.