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Research Study Details
Language processing in monolingual speakers
This study investigates how language is processed in the brain in monolingual speakers, or in people who only know one language. Specifically, Functional Magnetic resonance (fMRI) is used as the technique to research language processing and language localization in the brain. During the study participants will name pictures in while laying in the MRI scanner.
This study investigates how language is processed in the brain in monolingual speakers, or in people who only know one language. Specifically, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging(fMRI) is used as a technique to research language processing and language localization in the brain. During the study participants will name pictures in while laying in the MRI scanner.
The purpose of this study is to elicit how response of the human brain during picture naming. This fMRI study is to investigate monolingual brain activation during language processing. English monolinguals will be asked to perform a picture naming task inside the MRI scanner.
The study will begin with a short section during which participants fill in some documents, and get acquainted to the task. After that the main task will take place in the MRI scanner. This part of the study will approximately take 1 hour and 30 minutes. During this part of the study will be projected in the MRI scanner and participants’ task will be to name them, as fast and as accurately as they can. Naming will be in English.
Finally, in a separate session (that will have to be schedule during another day) you will complete some simple behavioral tasks on a normal computer. Upon completion of both sessions participants will be paid for their participation.
In the following link perspective participants can read some additional instructions on how to prepare for the experiment.
Study Dates, Times and Location
Start Date: Mar 29, 2012 12:00 AM
Study Available by Appointment?: Yes
Location: Chandlee Room 7 (in the basement)
Approximate Participant Study Length: 3 Hours
Participation time will have to be scheduled directly by contacting the researcher (see email below).
Days and times will be dependent on the availability of the MRI scanner, and the participant's time options.
This study has been approved by a Penn State Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRB Approval Number 36974