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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

DECIBELS: DiscovEring CortIcal BiomarkErs in Language processing in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders

Join a Research Study: Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region

To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-301-827-8403 [TTY: 711].

Are you a healthy young adult with no neurological, psychiatric, or general medical condition 18-25 and interested in learning more about how your brain processes language? If so, you may be eligible to participate in the pilot phase of a new research study at NIMH. 

This outpatient study involves about three visits. The visits may be split up to shorten the length of visit and limit fatigue. Visits will be scheduled about once a week. All visits must be completed within six months of the date of enrollment. Participation involves behavioral evaluations, brain scans, and active transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). 

This study is conducted at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Compensation will be provided for your time. Parking will be validated, however, no reimbursement will be provided for travel or lodging.

Study Identifiers

  • NIMH Protocol Number: 20M0159
  • Study Number: 04798274