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Child MRI Study
This research project focuses on mapping the neural and behavioral
development of emotional processing in children and adolescents.
In particular, we compare normal to abnormal development of emotional
processing systems in youth. Participants in our studies are both healthy,
typically developing children, and children impacted by depression,
anxiety or trauma. We aim to establish patterns of functional responses in
human neural networks that support emotional processing in youth.
Our approach is to use clinical, behavioral, endocrine (cortisol, testosterone),
and genetic and epigenetic data as well as both functional (resting-state
and task-based) and structural (DTI) neuroimaging methods to
model healthy and atypical brain development.