Our BAMBAM project, funded by the National Institutes of Health focuses on the basic questions of how does the brain develop? And how is that growth related to cognitive and behavioural development?
The motivation for this study is to provide new and solidified understanding of the normative patterns of early brain growth. This knowledge is a critical first step before we can start to investigate brain development in disorders such as autism, attention deficit and hyperactivity.
As part of this project, we are recruiting soon-to-be and current mothers with infants less than 6 months of age. The study involves assessments of cognitive performance (such as IQ, language development, etc.) and brain development (assessed by magnetic resonance imaging, MRI). Assessments will take place at 6 or 12-month increments (depending on child age). We also have detailed questionnaires about sleep, eating behaviours, family environment, and child activities. All assessments are safe and painless for you and your infant.
All participating families will be reimbursed for their time and travel, and receive study-related information related to their child.
For further information or to enrol, please contact:
General Questions: (401) 338-6943