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A scan of a brain

A researcher in the Auburn University Neuroimaging Center is looking for individuals, who are at least 50 years old, to potentially participate in a brain imaging study of the effect of trauma and PTSD on the brains of older adults.

Individuals with and without trauma or PTSD may be eligible to participate.

Participants will be asked to complete online questionnaires about their mental health and stressful life events. Some participants will be invited for a second part of the study during which they will undergo an MRI scan of the brain.

Total time commitment for the study is approximately one hour for the online questionnaires and 2.5 hours for the MRI session. Total time in the MRI scanner is approximately 75 minutes. The MRI scan will take place at the Auburn University Neuroimaging Center.

Participants who complete the online questionnaires will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 Amazon e-gift cards. Participants will be compensated up to $100 for the MRI scan.

Exclusions for this study include:

·       Any metal in the head (not including most dental work), pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators, deep brain stimulation devices or any other non-removable devices that are electrically, magnetically or mechanically controlled or activated

·       Claustrophobia

·       Neurological disorders (e.g., TBI, tumor, stroke)

Those interested in participating should visit for more information and to complete the online questionnaires.

For more information, please email Meredith Reid, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the principal investigator of this project.