The Reaction Time Variability Study, or RTV Study, is a research project that focuses on investigating the brain regions that are involved in children’s attentional abilities and what happens when they are not working as well as they should. The goal of this research is to improve assessment and treatment of common mental health disorders like ADHD.
Participation in research is an educational and fun way to introduce families to the scientific community. My favorite part of my job is getting to know families and being a part of a child’s first experience with the research community. Kids always have a fun time, especially with the MRI portion of the study. They get to pick out a movie to watch, play games, and in the end — receive a picture of their brain in the mail.
Contact: Kisbel Espinal