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Visual Perception Study

We are seeking mental health patients and their immediate family members for participation in a family study, titled the VIP study (Neural Disconnection and Errant Visual Perception In Psychotic Psychopathology) to understand thinking functions and visual perception. This study will focus on families in which at least one member is diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder.

Participation will involve: A set of interviews; Cognitive assessment of thinking abilities; Neurological exam; Blood draw; and Measurement of brain structure and brain activity while at rest and while completing different computer tasks (through MRI).

Participants will spend 15 hours with us at the University of Minnesota campus. This time is usually spread out over 3 different appointments. Days and times for the sessions are arranged based on the participant’s availability and preference. Participants will be paid $300 for full completion of all study procedures, and an additional $100 if they complete a follow up procedure.

Requirements for participation include: Participant is between 18 and 59 years old; Good general physical health; No history of a central nervous system disorder/problem; and Primary language must be English.

For further information, please contact our study staff at 612-625-7578 or cablab@umn.edu. (Posted 9-7-2017)