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ADHD Study for Kids 8-12

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


To test whether children with ADHD are impaired in the ability to flexibly adapt brain network organization in response to shifting cognitive demands during the exertion of cognitive control, by: 1) relating brain network dynamics in children with ADHD and typically developing (TD) children; and 2) assessing changes in network dynamics resulting from stimulant administration in children with ADHD, and how those changes relate to behavioral and symptom improvements.


Brain/Head, Developmental Disorders, Pediatrics





8 - 12 years


Study Population

Children ages 8-12 who are EITHER typically developing with no psychiatric/neurological disorders OR have ADHD and have not taken medication.


Jessica Cohen
Assistant Professor
Psychology and Neuroscience

For questions, contact:

Kelly Eom
(919) 843-3753
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Recruitment Period End

May 1, 2019


Primary Location
Howell Hall
Howell Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
Secondary Location
Biomedical Research Imaging Center
Marsico Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA

Study Qualifications

Gender Any

Age Range 8 - 12 years

Participant qualification(s) Typically developing children Children with ADHD

Not eligible if: For typically developing children: any psychiatric/neurological disorders or learning disabilities. For children with ADHD: any other comorbid psychiatric/neurological disorders (like autism) or learning disabilities.

Number of Visits

    » 3 In person visit(s)

    1 behavioral day with various computer testing, 2 MRI scans

    » 2 Remote visit(s)

    1 Phone, 1 Online Survey

Participation Period

2-3 weeks


$120-$150, prizes, and more petty cash!

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