Participants with OCD or Anxiety required as controls for a study on the brain basis of autism and common coexisting conditions

Archived Expires 12 January, 2017
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Hi Are you interested in contributing to understanding more about developmental disabilities like autism? Do you want $40 in vouchers?

My name is Ashleigh Saunders and I am currently completing a PhD thesis in Psychology at the University of Auckland under the supervision of Associate Professor Karen Waldie. I would like to invite you to participate in my research.

Autism and other conditions such as ADHD, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder occur together up to 30-50% of the time. Why is there such a strong association between these conditions? We are seeking research participants to try to find out if there is a brain-based reason for these co-existing conditions. 

We are currently seeking participants with OCD or Anxiety.

The study involves:

1. A profiling session where you will be asked to answer a number of questionnaires and perform a task on the computer. This will take place in the Human Sciences Building at the University of Auckland and will take around 1.5 hours.

2. An electroencephalography (EEG) session where electrodes will be placed on your head to measure electrical activity in your brain while performing tasks. This will take around 1.5 hours.


As a thank you for your time, you will be compensated $20 in petrol or supermarket vouchers for each session you attend.

Contact Ashleigh on [email protected] now!


This study is open to and in aged 17 to 50

Participants with a diagnosis of OCD or Anxiety, who are right-handed.