Investigators in the neuroimaging pod are bringing innovative and advanced image analysis techniques to study fetal brain development, changes in neural function with parenting, resting state brain activity in normal and atypical individuals, and the use of real time neurofeedback as an intervention for specific developmental disorders.
- The present focus is the use of real-time fMRI neurofeedback to treat and study mental illness. We use this form of neurofeedback to train patients to control a specific aspect of their brain function.
- Our research is designed to understand parent and child development, from pregnancy through to the postpartum period. We study mothers and fathers, looking at changes at the level of brain, mind, and behavior with becoming a parent. We have three main areas of research.
- The Scheinost Lab develops novel methods for investigating the functional organization of the brain, or a map of what brain regions are responsible for specific cognitive functions, using fMRI data.