UCSF Sound & Touch Study


Study Director: Elysa Marco, MD; Pratik Mukherjee, MD PhD; Srikantan Nagarajan, PhD; Carly Demopoulos, PhD

Sponsor: Wallace Research Foundation and James Gates Family Foundation

Recruiting?: No

Official study title: UCSF Sound & Touch Study

Conditions studied: Predictive factors for differences in sensory processing & discrimination 

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to look at how children process sound and touch and whether these sensory differences exist on a neurological level. We are looking at where in the cortex activity is generated and how that activity looks in terms of timing and level of response. Specifically, we are interested in primary sensory regions (areas of the brain that sensory processing first occurs) and multi-sensory regions (where these inputs are integrated and modulated).