Child Emotion Study

About the Study 

This study involves one visit to the Maryland Neuroimaging Center that would last approximately 2.5 hours.  During the visit, children lie in the scanner and watch emotional pictures on the screen. The pictures are age-appropriate and depict items children encounter in everyday life. Children will listen to a story about each picture. In addition to the picture-viewing task, children will passively watch abstract patterns and clips from the movie Toy Story. 


For your child’s participation, you will receive $25 per hour. Your child will also receive a small prize and a picture of his/her brain to take home!

Participation Requirements 

Your child is eligible to participate if he/she is:

  • 6 to 9 years of age
  • A native English speaker
  • Free of any bodily metal (e.g., metal implants, palatal expanders, dental implant containing metal)
  • Has no history of neurological and psychological disorders

Interested and/or have questions? 

Email us at or call us at 301-405-9880.

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