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Bioengineering Study Seeks Paid Tourette Subjects

Biomedical Engineering seeks to recruit (paid) participants with Tourette's Syndrome for a Brain EEG study.

The Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Mississippi is recruiting adults with Tourette's Syndrome to better characterize brain activity associated with the urge to tic. The purpose of this study is to understand what happens to brain function when an adult with Tourette’s Syndrome tries to “hold in,” or suppress their tics.


Research Description & Purpose: Researchers at the University of Mississippi, Biomedical Engineering Program want to better understand the motor tic generation in the brain, and better characterize the “urge” to tic. Research is always voluntary!


Would the study be a good fit for me? This study may be a good fit for you if you are an adult between the ages of 18-65 years and have Tourette’s Syndrome.


What would happen if I took part in the study?  If you decide to take part in the research study, you would have your brain activity recorded using EEG while quietly sitting in a comfortable chair, and answer a few questions about how it feels before you tic.

Participants who complete the one-hour study get a $15.00 gift card to thank them for their time.


Location of ResearchThis research will take place at the University of Mississippi’s (CAN) Cognition and Neuromechanics Lab located at Brevard Hall, Room 207.


Contact Information: To take part in this research study or for more information, please contact Dr. Waddell at 662-915-2623, or email Ms. Brittany Watson,


PI Name, department & address: The principal researcher for this study is Dr. Dwight Waddell, Director of Biomedical Engineering, Ole Miss. Study IRB#: 18-072