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.
- In the Rutherford Lab, we view pregnancy and the postpartum period through an interdisciplinary lens to optimize our understanding of this critical period.
- 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.
- The Vanderwal Lab focuses on using complex, naturalistic conditions like movie-watching to study clinically relevant patterns of brain function.