The overall goal of this project is to develop and refine approaches to characterize brain networks. We will collect fMRI data in healthy young adults (18-25) to establish this methodology in a sample that can tolerate relatively long periods of scanning. In addition to comparing network properties, this project will determine the minimum length of resting state scanning that can capture a stable network architecture. This will address the utility of this method for use in challenging patient populations in future studies.
Healthy children (6-11 years old) are needed to participate in a non-invasive study at MUSC. The purpose of this study is to discover more about how people process facial features and faces as a whole. It involves one 2 hour visit to the imaging facility where children will complete vision and handedness testing, play a matching game in the MRI scanner, and complete basic vocabulary testing. Subjects are compensated for their participation.