MRI studies: We have numerous ongoing MRI studies involving a range of psychiatric patient populations. Investigations include both cross-sectional approaches and longitudinal treatment studies. Imaging takes place at the Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC), located on the Duke Medical Center Campus.
Psychophysiology studies: Our psychophysiology studies take place in the CIDD developmental psychophysiology lab (supported by R21 MH085254 and P30 HD03110) (please see this video.)
Eyetracking studies: These studies take place at the CIDD and utilize the CIDD’s eyetrackers, shared resources for CIDD investigators (supported by P30 HD03110).
Diagnostic and Behavioral Studies: We are currently investigating similarities and differences in the phenotypic expression of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders.
“High Autism Interest” Images
If you are interested in downloading the images described in Sasson, N.J., Dichter, G.S., Bodfish, J.W. (2012). Affective Responses by Adults with Autism are Reduced to Social Images but Elevated to Images Related to Circumscribed Interests; PLoS ONE PDF, you may download them via the three seperate zip file links below:
(Download High Autism Interest Images here)
(Download Low Autism Interest Images here)
(Download Social Images here)
Information for students interested in joining the lab
Many opportunities exist to contribute to ongoing studies within the CAN Lab. These opportunities include but are not limited to undergraduate part-time volunteers, independent research studies (UNC Psych 395; Duke 191/192/193/194), UNC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs), and Medical Students (Carolina Medical Student Research Program, Howard Hughes research fellowship, etc). Research studies take place at the various locations listed above, and our weekly cross-disciplinary lab meetings take place on Tuesday afternoons at the CIDD.
If you are interested in learning more about such opportunities, please send an email to dichter at biac dot duke dot edu including information about your research interests and contact information for two academic references.