Eligibility: twins aged 9-12 years, living in Brisbane.

The teenage brain is a work in progress, with major changes in the areas that support thinking, reasoning, interpersonal interactions, emotional control and other behaviours. The purpose of this project is to better understand these dynamics of brain development to obtain a more complete understanding of how the brain is put together during adolescence and the factors that influence development.

What is involved?

The study requires a visit to The University of Queensland which will take approximately 3-4 hours.

If you and your twin children agree to participate, you will be contacted by the researchers and invited to take part in the following:

  • An MRI brain scan, which creates pictures (images) of the brain
  • Puzzles and computer tasks that provide information about your abilities
  • A questionnaire that provides information about your development
  • Donation of various biological samples e.g. a blood and/or saliva

You may choose participate in as many or as few of these assessments as you are comfortable with.

More information about the study can be found HERE.

Who is eligible?

Twins aged 9-12 years, living in Brisbane are eligible to participate. 

Would you like to get involved?

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Twins Research Australia

Address: 3/207 Bouverie St
Carlton, Vic 3010

Freecall: 1800 037 021

Email: info@twins.org.au

ABN: 84 002 705 224

Twins Research Australia is a national resource supported by a Centre of Research Excellence Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council and housed within the University of Melbourne.

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