Research - Clinical Studies
Clinical Study Title
Multi-sensory Processing in Autism
****** Not currently enrolling new participants in this Clinical Study. ******
Description/Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this research study is to conduct careful assessments of different aspects of tactile (touch) perception in individuals with and without autism and to determine if and how individuals with autism differ from those without autism. We will also look at the brain’s responses to different types of touch stimuli: 1) vibration, 2) textures, and 3) warmth and heat pain. Through a series of tests that measure different aspects of touch perception using specially designed procedures, comparisons can be drawn.
|IRB Study #:||04-1309|
|Principal Investigator:||Dr. Greg Essick DDS, PhD.|
|UNC Department:||Dental Research|
You are being asked to be in the study because you:
Are an adult, ages 18-45.
Have an autistic disorder as defined by DSM-IV.
Have an IQ > 70.
You should NOT be in this study if you:
Have an intellectual disability (estimated IQ less than 70).
Have a known neurological disorder (e.g., epilepsy).
Have a history of previous psychotic disorder, treated or untreated.
Do not speak English.