Adolescent Development of Brain & Behaviour
Research Areas & Approach
The approach we take considers both normal and abnormal development. By combining neuroimaging and neuropsychological methods, we are able to examine brain changes over time in healthy subjects, and compare these with the pattern of changes seen in mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and substance abuse. Further, we can also apply these methods to neurological disorders where early damage to the brain has occurred, such as malformations of cortical development, prematurity or childhood onset epilepsy.