We are looking for kids who are food experts! We are testing to see how well 6-10 year old children are able to answer questions while looking at pictures of foods in a mock Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner. The MRI scanner we will use is not a real scanner and is referred to as a “mock scanner” because it does not have a magnet in it or take any pictures of the brain. While in the mock scanner, we will ask your child to answer how much they like the foods they see on a computer screen using a hand control. We may also ask your child a few questions afterwards about their experience. In addition, we will ask you to complete a demographic questionnaire.
The visit will last for 1 hour and will take place in the Children’s Eating Behavior Laboratory and Imaging Center at Penn State (Chandlee Lab). You will receive $15 for your time.
If you would like to participate, please complete our secure online screening questionnaire: Pilot MRI Study Screening Questionnaire. If you are eligible, you will be contacted by a member of the research team to schedule your visit.
Participant Inclusion Criteria
- Your child must be right-handed
- Your child must not have any medical problems that would affect their ability to lie still inside the mock scanner and answer questions
- Your child must not be diagnosed with any learning disabilities
- Your child is left-handed
- Your child is not able to lie still inside the mock scanner and answer questions
- Your child has been diagnosed with a learning disability