Participate in a Study

child mural

Our researchers have created a child-friendly atmosphere so that children of all ages enjoy visiting the Center for Neurobehavioral Development (CNBD). Children who are research participants play games that demonstrate how they learn, solve problems, or express their feelings. Sometimes researchers use equipment and scientific techniques to take a closer look at how their brains function. For example, children may wear a cap fitted with sensors that measure brain activity while they play certain games. When children participate in studies at the CNBD, their parents have a unique opportunity to observe how children's ability to think and learn changes over time.

Child research participant

Participate in a Research Study

To learn more about studies currently underway at the Center, visit our Research page.

Visit the Suma Jacob Lab page for more information on the Autism Research Program at the CNBD.


Visiting the CNBD

717 Delaware St. SE, 3rd floor
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Directions to the CNBD

Issue-Specific Developmental Resources

Research ethics at the University of Minnesota

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.

Learn more about our commitment to research ethics