The Baby Brain-Emotion Study (BaBES)
Suite 408, Sterling Building, 201 N Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The University of Pittsburgh is conducting a research study to learn more about how early brain structure relates to infants’ ability to express emotions.
Your participation in this study is voluntary, and includes three research visits plus two MRI Scans at Children’s Hospital:
- First visit (two parts)-Home visit by the research team when your baby is 3 months old; a 30-minute scan of your baby’s brain while he/she is sleeping at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville.
- Second visit (two parts) – Interview and filming in our research suite in Oakland when your baby is 9 months old; and a 30-minute scan of your baby’s brain while he/she is sleeping (in the evening) at Children’s.
- Third visit – Interview and filming in our research suite in Oakland when your child is 18 months old.
You could be paid up to $300 for your participation in this sub-study.
We would like to be in touch with you in 4-6 weeks time to tell you more about this new study and answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, please feel free to call the research team at 412-667-8719 or 412-453-3269 if you have any questions. You may also email us at: Taylorm7@upmc.edu.
We wish you the very best and look forward to talking with you about this opportunity.