Autism Research

Title: Neural Architecture of Social Emotional Processing and Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Dynamic Connectivity Perspective

This study delineates the temporal dynamics of the neural networks’ organization underlying social perception, cognition and regulation in people with and without autism spectrum disorder.

We are studying how different parts of the brain are working in people with autism spectrum disorders. We are using different tools in this study, including fMRI. 
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) records brain activity using a machine that takes images of the brain and reveals what areas of the brain are active. We are also utilizing pen and paper tasks and questionnaires which assess a wide range of abilities and symptoms. 
This study is being conducted by researchers at the Olin neuropsychiatry Research Center in Hartford Hospital and is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. 

Am I Eligible to Participate?

You may be eligible to participate if 

  • You have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, also known as: Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and PDD-NOS 
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are between the ages of 18-40 


  • Are a healthy individual
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are between the ages of 18-40 

To see if you qualify, please complete this online screening questionnaire. When completed a staff member will contact you if you qualify. All information is kept secure and used only for research purposes.

Will I be Compensated for this Study?

  • You may be compensated up to $250 dollars for participating in this study.

Will Transportation be Provided?

  • Transportation may be provided upon request.

Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center