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Shifting brain excitation/inhibition balance in autism spectrum

Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) has highly diverse clinical presentations but also diverse possible biological causes. Research suggests that both core and co-occurring conditions might be partially due to an imbalance in two key brain molecules, glutamate and GABA. 

In this project we will measure the brain response before and after a single dose of a drug that acts in the GABA part of this system. We will use safe neuroimaging brain scans and also ask participants to perform simple tasks out of the scanner whilst recording their brain activity using a cap with sensors. 

We will ask the participants to come for 3 visits to King's College, Denmark Hill campus, London.


We are looking for:

Males and females of age 18 to 60 years old, with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


  • London


There will be a financial compensation of up to £120 for completing the study. For the first visit participants will receive £30, for the second visit £30, and for the last visit £60. Also, any additional travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Contact information:

For more information contact Hester:

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Phone - 02078480124

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