Neurocognition and Brain Development in Youth (Attention Deficit)

Principal Investigator

Bonnie Nagel

Study Purpose

A research study is being performed at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to measure the changes that take place in the brain as you mature in your teenage years.

Medical Condition(s)

No medical conditions are being studied.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible participants will be between the ages of 14 and 16, right-handed, and do not have braces or a permanent retainer.

Age Range

12 - 18

Healthy Volunteers Needed


Duration of Participation

The participant and a legal guardian will complete telephone interviews to determine eligibility. If the youth is eligible for the study, he/she will attend up to three study visits at OHSU at no cost. The study visits will include a puzzle and games session, a lab visit, and an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. The study will take approximately 6-7 hours total.

Minors Included



Dr. Nagel at 503-494-0641


National Institutes of Health

Recruitment End


Compensation Provided



Youth receive $110.00 in the case that all sessions are completed or $15.00 an hour if sessions are not completed. There are certain tasks where the participant may be able to receive additional money. Parents will receive $10.00 for their time in completing the phone interview and $30.00 for completing the sessions.

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