NWU Chicago



Dyscalculia Research Study

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab


Help us study dyscalculia / math disabilities at Northwestern University’s Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab in Evanston/Chicago, Illinois.

WHAT WE DO: We study the brains of children to see how they change as they learn. We use fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to measure brain activity. This is a safe and widely used tool and is often used in clinical practice. 

WHO IS INVITED: (1) Children ages 8-13 years old. 

                          (2) Typically developing children and 

                          (3) Children with dyscalculia (math disability). 

WHAT TO EXPECT: Participants will be asked to participate in: 

                          (1) Standardized academic testing; 

                          (2) MRI practice sessions to become familiar with the MRI procedure; and         

                          (3) Real MRI Sessions. 

                          (4) Participants who enroll in this study will be paid. 

This is a great opportunity for children and parents to participate in a research study for the improvement of  diagnoses and treatment of children with Learning Disabilities.

If you are interested, please call the Project Coordinator at (847) 467-6842 or

 e-mail r-mutreja@northwestern.edu

IRB# STU00004819  |  Principal Investigator: James R. Booth, Ph.D.