Neuroimaging of developmental disorders
Individuals with neurodevelopment disorders such as Fragile X, Turner syndrome and autism spectrum disorders often have specific cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Our research uses brain imaging to try to understand how structural brain differences are reflected in cognitive differences.
Brain and cognitive development
We use structural neuroimaging in children and adolescents to study brain development, and try to understand how changes in the brain drive cognitive development.
Learning and plasticity
We use functional magnetic resonance imaging to study how brain activity reflects learning processes, and changes as a function of learning.
Visuospatial functions of the posterior parietal cortex
Difficulties in visuospatial processing, with relatively intact language skills, are common to several developmental disorders. This line of research uses detailed functional mapping of the intraparietal sulcus to more precisely localize parietal cortex functions.