Event Related Potentials in Infants and Adults
This study will explore the development of visual perception and the brain activity that underlies it. It will examine electrical activity in the brain while people are processing characteristics of the visual environment, and how that processing might change with development.
Infants who are within 2 weeks on either side of their 4-month birthday may be eligible for this study. A parent of the child also participates.
Parents who join the study are asked basic questions about their family, such as its size and ethnic make-up, their infant's birth date, complications of pregnancy or delivery, and any health problems of the infant, such as congenital developmental disorders or visual abnormalities.
Each family is seen at the clinic one time for a 45-minute visit. The infant is outfitted with an elastic net containing many small sensors that make contact with the scalp. He or she is then shown pictures on a computer screen. The sensors in the head net are connected to a computer that records the infant's brain activity while the infant watches the pictures on the screen. The head net is moistened with warm water before being applied, and is not uncomfortable to wear. Towels are available throughout the session to dry any excess moisture from the net.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||Event Related Potentials From Infancy to Adulthood|
- EEG response [ Time Frame: Once following enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2004|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00088712
|Contact: Clay W. Mash, Ph.D.||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Clay W. Mash, Ph.D.||Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)|