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The Effect of Oxytocin on Face Perception

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2014 by Soroka University Medical Center
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ilan Shelef, Soroka University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02091817
First received: January 26, 2014
Last updated: March 17, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether oxytocin affect face perception


Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy
Congenital Prosopagnosia
Drug: Oxytocin
Drug: Placebo
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Behavioral and Neural Effects of Oxytocin on Face Perception in Congenital Prosopagnosia

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Soroka University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Memory performance [ Time Frame: 24 hours after encoding ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    At the day participants will administer the substance, they will view a set of faces, of which they will be tested about 24 hours later. The measures that will be tested are accuracy and eye movements.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mood measurement [ Time Frame: Before oxytocin/placebo uptake, and 45 min. after ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants will fill a PANAS mood questionnaire just before oxytocin/placebo uptake, and 45 minutes after oxytocin/placebo uptake, in order to monitor the effects of mood and fatigue of oxytocin/placebo.


Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Control group
Control group will be administered oxytocin and placebo, in a double-blind randomized order.
Drug: Oxytocin
Intervention will be examined on control group, and on experimental group as well.
Other Name: syntocinon
Drug: Placebo
Placebo will be given to control group and experimental group as well.
Experimental: congenital prosopagnosia (CP)
CP will be administered oxytocin and placebo in a double-blind randomized order.
Drug: Oxytocin
Intervention will be examined on control group, and on experimental group as well.
Other Name: syntocinon
Drug: Placebo
Placebo will be given to control group and experimental group as well.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • normal or corrected to normal vision

Exclusion Criteria:

  • minors
  • pregnancy (according to a pregnancy test taken by subjects prior to participation)
  • a history of asthma or nasal polyps
  • cardiac disorders
  • hyponatremia
  • acute or chronic renal insufficiency
  • liver cirrhosis
  • neurological disease
  • other chronic disease
  • dementia, or lack of judgment
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02091817

Locations
Israel
Soroka medical center Recruiting
Beer Sheva, Israel
Contact: Weiss, M.A       weissnil@post.bgu.ac.il   
Principal Investigator: Ilan Shelef, Dr.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Soroka University Medical Center
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Shelef Ilan, MD Soroka University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Galia Avidan, Ph.D Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Ilan Shelef, Head of medical imaging at Soroka University Medical Center, Soroka University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02091817     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: sor010712ctil, ISF, 384/10
Study First Received: January 26, 2014
Last Updated: March 17, 2014
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Soroka University Medical Center:
oxytocin
face
memory

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prosopagnosia
Agnosia
Perceptual Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Oxytocin
Oxytocics
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 26, 2014