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NIH Record Study Subjects Sought

Healthy Married Men and Women Needed

The Pediatrics and Developmental Neuropsychiatry Branch, NIMH, seeks men ages 56-73 and women ages 51-59, to participate in an fMRI study on the visual processing of faces. Participants must be right-handed and currently married. Volunteers should have no history of psychiatric disorders, and should not be taking prescription medications, with the exception of hormone replacement therapy, thyroid medication, and/or medications for high blood pressure (diuretics or ACE inhibitors). Volunteers must have normal vision or wear contacts. Participation requires a 2-hour screening interview, a followup visit, and a 3-hour visit for fMRI scan. Participants will be paid. For more information, call Lisa Kalik or Neil Santiago at 496-8381.

Long, Short Sleepers Needed

To complete a sleep study, NIMH is looking for male and female volunteers ages 20-35 who routinely sleep 9 hours or more nightly, or who sleep 6 or fewer hours nightly. Volunteers must have no sleep disturbances or insomnia, plus no history of mental illness. Volunteers must be in good general health and not taking any medications or birth control pills. The study requires living on the research unit for 4 consecutive days. Compensation is available. For more information call 496-5831.

Stuttering, Speech Articulation Study

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke seeks adults and children age 5 or older who stutter or have familial speech disorders for an experimental study of the causes of these disorders. The study includes speech, voice and language testing. There are no study-related costs to participants, and NIH provides payment for those who take part. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222.

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