WELCOME to the laboratory at the Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities! Our research team conducts clinical studies of neurodevelopmental conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fragile X Syndrome, and Phelan-McDermid Syndrome.
To better understand brain mechanisms associated with these disorders, we use a variety of state-of-the-art neuroscience approaches including:
- Tests of eye movements and neuropsychological functions are used to define motor and cognitive abilities.
- Electroencephalography (EEG) is a method of recording and measuring the electical activity in different parts of the brain.
- Motion capture technology is used to quantify movement coordination and balance while sitting, standing, and walking.
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is used to examine brain activity during rest and performing simple tasks.
- Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an MRI approach used to examine white matter connections between different brain regions.
Learn more about our projects using the links to the left.