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Working Memory in Overweight Adolescents


Two-Visit Study Examining Working Memory and Eating Behaviors in Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity

Study Type
Assessment & fMRI
Study Purpose
This study is designed to help understand memory and thinking processes in adolescents, and whether this is related to their weight status or eating behavior. This may help us develop more effective interventions for adolescents struggling with their eating and weight.
Study Design
All eligible participants will be involved in an initial consenting and assessment session at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center. During this visit, participants will have their height and weight measured and complete questionnaires and a semi-structured interview. At a second visit, participants will be asked to come to Brown University for an fMRI session during which they will play a memory game while undergoing a 30-minute MRI scan.
Study Requirements
Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 17. Participants must also be overweight, right-handed, and able to read and understand English fluently. Additionally, you must be willing to undergo a 30-minute MRI scan.
Study Duration
Two separate 1.5 – 2 hour clinic visits.
Study Benefits
Participants will receive monetary compensation at each study visit for their time and effort. Participants will also receive pictures of their brain!
Study Contact

Call Erin Stalvey at 401-793-8962 or email estalvey@lifespan.org for more information and to find out if you are eligible! You can also complete this online survey and a member of the research team will reach out to you directly: https://brown.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2ty4eliKq6qHhmB

 

 

 

 

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