Healthy Volunteer

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.

  • Cognitive and Depressive Symptoms in MS

    Researchers are studying thinking abilities and depressive symptoms in older individuals with MS. Younger individuals with MS and individuals without MS will be recruited for a control group.

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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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  • Examining the Effects of a Job Entry Intervention in Young Adults

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Virtual Reality (VR) training programs in improving interview skills in young adults with autism. 

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  • Understanding COVID-19's Effect on People with Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Multiple Sclerosis -Survey Study

    The purpose of this study is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people with traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, or those with a history of stroke. 

     

     

     

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  • Consolidation & Encoding in TBI

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

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  • Social Interactions in MS

    The purpose of this research study is to understand how individuals with MS learn from the outcomes of their actions during a common social situation. 

    Participants will complete tests of attention and memory and play a simple game on the computer with a partner. 

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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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  • Computerized Intervention to Improve Balance Dysfunction in TBI

    This study examines a computerized biofeedback intervention as a treatment for balance difficulties in TBI. Visits include balance tests, physical measures, and cognitive tests.

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  • Assessing Spinal Cord Structure Changes Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Patients With Incomplete Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

    The purpose of this study is to use a special MRI technology to assess changes in nerve fibers of the spinal cord in acute incomplete spinal cord injury patients (SCI patients who still have some ability to move their limbs) and in healthy control subjects.

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  • Examining Behavioral and Neural Aspects of Implicit Procedural Learning Performance in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries

    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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  • Application of the Modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) to Aging

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  • Examination of Emotional Processing in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Autism

    This study investigates how children diagnosed with autism or following a TBI are able to recognize emotions expressed by others.

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  • Cognitive and Neural Correlates of Action Control in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    This study seeks to understand how children with ADHD control their actions.

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  • Examination of Social Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis Using Virtual Reality

    The purpose of this study is to create a new virtual reality based (VR) method of measuring how well individuals with MS recognize emotions in other people. The study will also examine how useful and effective this new VR method is as a measurement tool. 

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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)

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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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