Stanford Hospital seeks kids for humor study

October 25, 2010 10:02:41 AM PDT
The Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto are seeking children to volunteer for a study about how the brain changes as a sense of humor develops.

Researchers are seeking brother-sister sibling pairs that are no more than two and a half years apart in age and between the ages of 6 and 12, the statement said. Both children must be free of any implanted metal, such as orthodontic braces.

The children will be asked to watch short, funny film clips while their brains are scanned by magnetic resonance imaging..and will be paid for their participation.

Interested parties should contact Michelle Neely at or (650) 862-9127.