The CCNC has various ongoing studies. For more information on the current projects in the lab or to find contact information to participate in a study, please see the information below.
- Schizophrenia Risk Decision Study
What: Participation involves interviews about your past mental health, tests of concentration and memory, and completing two decision-making computer task involving making decisions such as choosing between gamble options and risking potential reward and loss in an MRI scanner.
Who: Currently recruiting individuals with Schizophrenia and non-clinical control subjects with no history of mental health issues.
Where: This study takes place across two visits, the 1st may be at Larue Carter Hospital or IU-Bloomington, the 2nd visit must be at IU-Bloomington.
For more info, visit https://legacy.indianactsi.
If interested in partipating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Neural Mechanisms of Memory Search
What: Participation involves completing informational questionnaires, tests of concentration and memory, and a word generation task performed in the MRI scanner.
Who: Soon to be recruiting. You may be eligible to participate if you are 18-40 years old, right-handed, a native speaker of English, with no current psychiatric diagnoses or history of serious medical illnesses.
Where: The study consists of 2 visits, both occurring in the IU Bloomington Psychology Building.
If interested in participating, please contact memorysearchIU@gmail.com
- Temporal Processing
What: We’re interested in how the brain processes and perceives information, especially sounds. Participation involves questionnaires, structured interviews, and pen and paper tests of memory, concentration, and thinking ability, coordinated body movements, motor tests, and computer assessments.
Who: Individuals age 18-55 with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, first degree relatives of individuals with schizophrenia, and individuals with no current psychiatric diagnoses or history of serious medical illnesses.
Where: Initial visits may be in both sites, while our returning visits (testing sessions) must be at Larue Carter Memorial Hospital.
If interested in participating, please contact the Bloomington or Indianpolis Lab.
- Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Cerebellum
What: There are currently 4 studies that seek to understand the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on cerebellar function. Participants may or may not recieve a small amount of stimulation (smaller than 1000th the strength of a static shock) and will be asked to complete questionnaires.
For more information on each of these studies, visit the links below.
- A Study on Touch Perception
- Effects of Cerebellar Stimulation on Postural Sway
- Effects of Varying Doses of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Neurotransmitter Levels
- Investigation of Cerebellar Stimulation on Information Processing
Who: Current IU undergraduates with no current psychiatric diagnoses or history of serious medical illnesses, no history of seizures, or neurostimulation.
Where: Visits will be completed at the Bloomington Lab.