Schizophrenia Brain Imaging Research Study
Stony Brook is conducting a research study to better understand brain function related to thinking and memory in order to treat individuals with schizophrenia.
Located in Stony Brook, NY
Compensation Provided
Diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or schizophreniform
18 - 60 Years Old
Fast Facts
About this research study:
The purpose of this study is to better understand thinking and decision-making in schizophrenic individuals.
Researchers at Stony Brook University hope to find better treatments for schizophrenia by better understanding how memory is affected by the disorder. Our study will help researchers to better understand working memory in schizophrenia, which can then be used to find better treatments for the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The study of working memory has been a major focus of attempts to better understand schizophrenia for over two decades. These observations led to the view that working memory may be central to schizophrenia. Studying working memory and other neurocoginitive deficits may help uncover new treatments for individuals with schizophrenia.

Individuals with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or schizophreniform are eligible. The research is done in person at Stony Brook University Medical Center located in Stony Brook, NY.
Is this study for me?
Inclusion criteria:
  • Ages 18-60
  • Less than 30 miles from Stony Brook University
  • Currently have schizophrenia, schizoaffective, or schizophreniform disorders
Exclusion criteria:
  • Major medical or neurological illness that interferes with your daily activities
  • Metal plates, screws, or piercings that cannot be removed (for MRI)
  • Pregnancy or currently breast-feeding
What will happen if I participate in the study?
The research involves several activities:

  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Confidential clinical interviews
  • Cognitive & behavioral testing
  • One or more MRI scans of your brain
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You can be compensated up to $300 for participation.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in the study.