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Patient Recruitment

Mirror Neuron Network Dysfunction as an Early Biomarker of Neurodevelopmental Disorder

Healthy Infants Needed for Research Study

a mother and child

Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development are seeking infants (full term at birth and English as primary language spoken at home) age 9-12 months for a study of imitation, brain activity, and social communication development. There is no charge to you for study-related tests or visits. Compensation is provided.

What will my baby do?

Infants will complete play-based activities while wearing a cap, which contains sensors measuring their brain activity. This cap was specifically designed for use with infants, as it can be used to comfortably measure their brain activation as they respond to stimuli.

Who can participate?

  • Healthy Infants
    • At least 9 months of age
    • Full term at birth
    • English as primary language spoken at home

The NIH Clinical Center, America's Research Hospital is located on the Metro red line (Medical Center) in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information:
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment
800-411-1222 (refer to study # 18-CH-0001)
800-877-8339 TTY / ASCII
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Or go online:

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

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This page last updated on 10/22/2021

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