Healthy Volunteers

Individuals who do not have one of the conditions we study can still help by volunteering as control subjects. Control participants allow us to evaluate the effects of an intervention in the general population.

  • Rehab of Stroke Reading Deficits Using fMRI

    The purpose of this study is to investigate how reading can be improved after a left-brain stroke. The findings of this study may help to develop new methods for diagnosis and treatment of reading problems after stroke.

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  • Assessment of Cognitive Fatigue in Older Adults

    The purpose of this study is to compare how younger and older adults experience fatigue. The study will assess different kinds of fatigue –fatigue resulting from physical exertion and cognitive fatigue, which can result from intense mental concentration (e.g., solving puzzles).

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  • Investigating Mental Fatigue among Individuals with Stroke

    The purpose of this study is to investigate mental fatigue after a unilateral stroke. The findings of this study will help us understand how damage to the basal ganglia may lead to different levels of mental fatigue than damage to other parts of the brain.

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  • Using Eye-tracker Based Cognitive Assessments to Examine Cognitive Functions in Spinal Cord Injury

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new set of hands-free tasks that will assess an individual’s thinking skills

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  • Feedback and Learning in Individuals with and without Clinical Depression and TBI

    The purpose of this research study is to examine the influence of 'feedback timing' (feedback about your performance is either presented immediately or after a delay) on learning and brain function in individuals with moderate to severe TBI with or without depression. 

     

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  • Biomarker for Cognitive Fatigue in MS Using fMRI

    The purpose of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of Tysabri (Natalizumab) on cognitive fatigue in people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). 

    Note*** Participants with RRMS must be patients at RWJ Barnabas Health.

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  • Behavioral and Neural Genetics in Neurological Disorders

    The purpose of this research is to investigate how someone's genetic makeup as reflected in their DNA is related to brain injury and thinking in people with MS and TBI. 

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  • Feedback and Cognitive Performance in MS

    The purpose of this research study is to see if your performance in a computer game improves if you are provided feedback on correct responses.

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  • Strength Identification and Expression in Young Adults

    The purpose of this research study is to evaluate how young adults with and without autism identify and express their personal identities. 

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  • Action Control in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    The purpose of this research study is to understand how children with ADHD control their actions compared to neurotypical children. 

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  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures in the Treatment of Meniscal Tears

    The purpose of this research study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of two different treatments, micro-fragmented adipose tissue (MFAT) and saline injection, for the treatment of meniscal tears. Participants are randomly assigned to one of these two treatment groups. 

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  • Consolidation and Encoding

    The purpose of this research study is to investigate how new information is strengthened in the memory of people with TBI or MS. Researchers want to understand what happens in the brain after a person learns new information. 

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  • Improving Postural Responses to Avoid Falls after TBI

    The purpose of this study is to assess a balance training program to see if it can be helpful in avoiding falls in people with TBI. 

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  • Establecer el desempeño cognitivo funcionamiento de adultos neurológicamente sanos que son monolingües de habla hispana y bilingües en el Español/Ingles (Establishing Cognitive Performance of Neurologically Healthy Spanish Speakers)

    El Propósito de este estudio es a establecer el desempeño cognitivo funcionamiento de adultos neurológicamente sanos que son monolingües de habla hispana y bilingües en el Español/Ingles. Participantes completaran cuestionarios y pruebas de papel y lápiz.

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  • Upper Extremity/Treadmill/Exoskeleton Training and Spinal Cord Stimulation in SCI

    The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of back or spine stimulation while walking on a treadmill or walking over ground using an exoskeleton or on muscle activation while sitting on a chair.

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  • Improving SCI Rehab Interventions by Retraining the Brain in SCI Participants

    The purpose of this study is to investigate whether combining training of the affected upper limbs in patients with SCI with a noninvasive technique of brain stimulation called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can improve training outcomes.

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  • Examination of Physical and Cognitive Fatigue in TBI Using MRI

    The purpose of this research is to better understand brain and behavioral changes that occur during thinking and physical tasks in individuals with TBI.

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  • Examining Learning Performance in People with Spinal Cord Injury Using MRI

    The purpose of this research study is to learn about different types of memory abilities in people who have a spinal cord injury (SCI) and how those abilities relate to brain functioning. 

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  • Processing Speed and Eye Movements

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between eye movements and the speed someone is able to process information.

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  • Cortical Control of Walking: Brain Plasticity Following Exoskeleton Training in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury (iSCI)

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  • Examination of Cognitive Fatigue in Gulf War Illness (GWI) Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

    The overall study objective is to understand the interaction of physical and cognitive fatigue and how this interaction is affected by Gulf War Illness (GWI).

    Participation involves exercise testing, autonomic response testing, a blood sample drawing, and 2 MRI scans.

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  • Studying Brain Connections in Pediatric Autism

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between brain function and how symptoms are expressed in children with autism. The study seeks to evaluate how symptoms of autism vary in children. Participants will complete paper and pencil tests and receive and MRI scan.

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