People with a learner's permit needed for fMRI driving research study

The study is seeking drivers 16-21 years old with a learner's permit. Participants will watch driving videos in the scanner while having heart rate and skin conductance measured. They will also complete questionnaires and two computer games outside the scanner.

Participant eligibility includes having driven less than 1,000 miles and having no mental or behavioral disorders and no contraindications to an MRI (example: metal braces or pacemaker).

The total study time is one 3.5 hour visit (scan time 55 minutes) to the East Baltimore campus. Compensation is a $50 Amazon gift card.

PIs: Dr. Johnathon Ehsani and Dr. Karen Seymour
IRB: 170352

If interested, contact Dr. Theresa Chirles: send an email to or call 302-469-0445.