Brain Imaging Studies Needing Adult Subjects

By News Staff

Participants will be asked to make two visits to the Brain Imaging Research Center. At the first visit, subjects will answer questions about their life experiences and undergo a series of cognitive tests. The second visit will involve an MRI scan, during which the subject will be asked to perform more cognitive tasks.

“Our study is looking at how the brain processes emotions, how it regulates them and keeps them in control,” said Andrew James, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine, who is the primary investigator in the childhood trauma study.

“We need healthy subjects, including people who may have endured abuse or neglect during their childhood years, to gain a better understanding of how the human brain might ‘rebuild itself’ following trauma to be resilient against future trauma as adults.”

Participants will be financially compensated for their time and travel. For more information, contact Natalie Morris at or call 501-420-2653.

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