Brain Imaging
Research Study
The Stony Brook Psychiatry Department is conducting an in-person research study to better understand brain function related to hearing.
Stony Brook, NY
Compensation Provided
Healthy/Tinnitus/
Schizophrenia Volunteers
18 - 55 Years Old
In-Person Visits include MRI & PET scans
Fast Facts
About this research study:
Participants who are healthy, who have Tinnitus, or Schizophrenia are needed.
The Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University is one of the region's premier providers of psychiatric services and a national leader in neuroimaging research. The study involves Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) imaging of the brain. Participants will also undergo a medical, psychological, and neurological checkup. Participation will be located in the Psychiatry Department of the Health Sciences Center on Stony Brook University East Campus.
Additional Information
Is this study for me?
We need adults between 18 and 55 years old who are currently medication and drug free.
We need Healthy Volunteers, Volunteers with a diagnosis of Tinnitus, and Volunteers with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective disorder.

Visits will be in-person, therefore requiring each participant to travel to Stony Brook University.
    What will happen if I participate in the study?
    The study involves:
    • Medical, psychological, and neurological checkup
    • Confidential interviews
    • Hearing check-up
    • MRI sessions at Stony Brook
    • PET scans at Yale University (travel and meals provided)
    Will I be paid for being in this research study?
    You may earn up to $1,325 (Healthy & Tinnitus)/$1,375 (Schizophrenia)
    Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
    You will be expected to cover your own transportation costs to and from Stony Brook Medical except on the day of your PET scans. Staff will accompany you to Yale and back.