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Funding News - Volunteers Needed for Brain Imaging Study

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NINDS is looking for volunteers for a brain imaging study.  The study includes both people who have had a concussion and those who have not.  The purpose of the study is to learn more about which parts of the brain are involved in controlling unwanted actions and how this control may be damaged by traumatic brain injury.  Information gained from this study will help scientists better understand how these brain areas might be affected in people after brain injury.

Volunteers will be asked to perform activities that involve moving and suppressing movements during functional magnetic resonance imaging scans and transcranial magnetic stimulation.  The study involves two outpatient visits lasting 2-3 hours each.  The study does not provide any treatment.

Eligible volunteers with a concussion are between 18 and 40 years old, have had at least one concussion, have no metal in the body that would make having an MRI scan unsafe, and have no history of seizures.  Volunteers without a concussion are between 18 and 40 years old, have no metal in the body that would make having an MRI scan unsafe, and have no history of seizures. 

The study will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD.  There is no cost for participation.  Volunteers will be compensated for their time.  Travel costs may be provided. 

For more information, contact Sarah Levy at levys3@mail.nih.gov or 301-443-4366.  Please refer to study number 10-N-0185.