[PAST EVENT] Psychology Department Colloquium

September 22, 2014
12pm - 1pm
"Charting the Typical and Atypical Development of the Social Brain"

As humans, we are constantly engaging in social cognition, using cues from facial expressions, gaze shifts, and body movements to infer the intentions of others and plan our own actions accordingly. In this talk, I will describe my team's research using functional neuroimaging techniques including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to chart the development of brain mechanisms for social cognition in typically developing infants, children and adolescents.