Research Study on Stuttering and Speech Production


Next Steps

  1. Complete the study questionnaire
  2. Find out if you meet the eligibility criteria
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Research Center: Boston University Speech Neuroscience Lab
Location: Cognitive Neuroimaging Center, Boston University, 610 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215
Lead Researcher: Frank Guenther, Ph.D., MS
IRB: This study has been reviewed and approved by the National Institute of Health Institutional Review Board

About the Study

Approximately 3 million Americans stutter. A lot of research has been done on stuttering, but there are still many questions researchers have about the condition, and you may be able to help answer some of them.

Boston University’s Speech Neuroscience Lab is conducting a research study that aims to better understand the causes of stuttering and how the brain is involved.

Study Details

  • Participants will help researchers better understand the nature of their condition to help future individuals who stutter.
  • Compensation: Participants will be compensated $20/hour for a screening visit and $50/hour for neuroimaging (fMRI).
  • Time: Two visits will be required. The behavioral session will be approximately 1.5 hours. The neuroimaging session will be approximately 2 hours.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you can withdraw at any time.
  • Any information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Adults aged 18 years or older
  • Individuals who stutter
  • Must be able to attend study visits at the research site for a total of approximately 4 hours

About the Research Center:

Boston University
Boston University is an international, comprehensive, private research university, committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world. Boston University is committed to generating new knowledge to benefit society.

Please note:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the researchers would like to assure the participants that ensuring everyone’s safety is of utmost importance.


What’s Next?

  1. Click the link to enter your contact details and take the study questionnaire.
  2. If eligible, a member of the research team will contact you to discuss the study and answer any questions you may have.
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