Study seeks participants for brain-based reading comprehension enhancement research

Principal Investigator: Katherine Aboud, Ph.D.

Study title: “Noninvasive brain stimulation to enhance reading comprehension ability”  

Looking for: Individuals ages 18–40 who are right-handed and native English monolingual speakers

Description: This research study investigates brain-based reading comprehension enhancement through a non-invasive brain stimulation method called high-definition transcranial alternating current stimulation (HD-tACS).

Visit requirements: Initial screening phone call will determine eligibility. If eligible, individuals will participate in three to four study visits.

  • Visits 1–4 include: an MRI exam, EEG and paper/pencil testing.
  • Visits 2 and 4 include: a non-invasive brain stimulation session and paper/pencil testing.
  • Compensation (via gift cards): $150 per visit

Contact information:

Tess Fotidzis, Ph.D.
NELL Research Coordinator

This study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and is conducted by the Neural Enhancement of Learning Lab in the Vanderbilt Department of Special Education, Nashville, TN 37203.