Beginner and experienced drivers (ages16-20) needed for driving fMRI study

This research study is investigating how people learn to drive and includes watching driving videos in an MRI scanner, computer games, and questionnaires (total time 3.5 hrs). Compensation is a $50 Amazon gift card.

If interested, contact Dr. Theresa Chirles by email at or phone, 302-469-0445. The research study is based in the Injury Prevention Center, Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Eligible participants must be between 16 and 20 years old. Beginner drivers must hold a valid learner's permit and have driven less than 1,000 miles as assessed by self-reported mileage. Experienced drivers must hold a noncommercial driver's license for a minimum of two years and have driven more than 3,000 miles in the past 12 months as assessed by self-reported annual mileage.

You would not be a good fit for the study if you have a history of neurologic disorder (e.g., epilepsy, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury including concussions, Tourette syndrome); psychiatric illness or neurodevelopmental disorders; and contraindications to an MRI (e.g., metal braces, medical implants such as defibrillator, insulin pump, or pacemaker).