Wicha Lab: Brain, Language, and Cognition

 

Become a Study Participant

Math Brain Study

We are currently looking for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade monolingual or Spanish-English bilingual children to participate in our Math Brain Study. Our research focuses on how language can affect math abilities in elementary school students. Every child gets to experience research first hand by playing a computerized math game while we look at their brain waves. Upon participation, each child will also 1) earn cash, 2) earn prizes (e.g. toys, school supplies), and 3) take home a printout of their electrical brain activity. We compensate parents for travel costs and provide you with a free UTSA parking permit. The one session lasts approximately 2 hours. For more information, please contact Dr. Wicha at wichalabgroup@gmail.com or (210) 458-7012.

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Study

Our team is looking for children ages 8-11, 3rd to 5th grade, to participate in a study aimed at localizing math cognition in the bilingual brain of children. Participants will be asked to answer simple multiplication facts, while functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) images of the brain are taken. Those interested in the study should contact the UTSA Wicha Brain, Language, and Cognition Lab to complete the initial screening. If the child qualifies for the study, our team will proceed with scheduling an appointment. The session lasts approximately 3 hours and participants will be compensated for their time.

Study has been impacted by COVID-19 -- please contact us for the most up to date details regarding this study: Dr. Wicha at wichalabgroup@gmail.com or (210) 458-7012 or Vanessa Cerda at vanessa.cerda2@utsa.edu.

Communication in Adults with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - A Pilot Study

We are looking for healthy adults and those with a history of mild traumatic brain injury, ages 18-55 and native English speakers to participate in a collaborative research study between UT Health San Antonio and UTSA. The study team, led by Dr. Rocio Norman, is investigating language skills in adults. The study can be completed by visiting the UTSA Wicha Brain, Language, and Cognition Lab where your brain waves will be recorded during a simple language task. The study lasts about two hours and you will be compensated for your time. For more information, please contact Dr. Norman at normanr@uthscsa.edu or 210-450-8352 or Dr. Wicha at wichalabgroup@gmail.com or (210) 458-7012.

UT Health San Antonio Virtual Research Study

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio are looking for native English speaking adults with a history of mild traumatic brain injury, ages 18-55 to participate in VIRTUAL study focused on investigating language skills in adults. Participants will receive a $10 gift card for completion of an online study. Participants will be paid $50 to compensate them for their time. Safety precautions are taken to ensure the visit to the lab is as safe as possible. For more information, please contact Dr. Norman at normanr@uthscsa.edu or 210-450-8352 or Dr. Wicha at wichalabgroup@gmail.com or (210) 458-7012. See our flyer for more details.

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We can schedule an appointment for you to come into our lab and complete the study at a time that is convenient for you. Contact us today!