The Neuroanatomical Basis for Face Processing Deficits in Autism

We are currently seeking participants with and without autism for a study on face processing and recognition.

Why are we studying this?

Some individuals with autism have difficulties related to face processing and recognition, which can have substantial effects on everyday life. For this study, we hope to figure out where these face processing difficulties arise by comparing the brains of people with and without autism. This research could help us provide targets for treatment and could aid in the development of biomarkers for future detection of autism.

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Who can participate?

Individuals who:

  • Are 13 to 18 years old
  • Have an IQ above 70
  • Are able to complete an MRI scan

What does participation involve?

  1. A virtual visit involving a series of computer activities
  2. Online questionnaires completed at home
  3. An in-person visit to Two Brookline Place for an MRI scan

What do participants receive?

After completing the study participants receive a $150 giftcard. We also provide a parking voucher for the in-person visit.

If you are interested in this study or have any questions, please email