Electrophysiological Correlates Of The Recognition Of Objects, Faces, And Facial Expressions: An ERP Study

As stated above, the ability to recognize faces and facial expressions of emotion are critical for the establishment and maintenance of proper social skills during the entire lifespan. This study seeks to examine the development of the neural bases of these abilties using ERP, or Event Related Potentials. Electrophysiological Correlates Of The Recognition Of Objects, … Read more

Frontal EEG Asymmetry

Children (and some non-human primates) who are anxious or who are provoked by highly emotional stimuli show distinctive lateralization of EEG activity in the frontal cortex (that is, there appears to be greater activity on one side of the frontal cortex than the other). This study seeks to determine the brain structures that contribute to … Read more

Study Case: Effects of Brain-Behavioral Development

Bucharest Early Intervention Project – This project examines the effects of intervention (in this case, foster care) on children who have been raised in orphanages. EFFECTS OF EARLY EXPERIENCE ON BRAIN-BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT Several of our research projects examine the effects of early experiences on brain and behavioral development. Our most recent project in this vein … Read more

Neuroimaging Studies of Previously Institutionalized Infants Adopted in the US

Neuroimaging Studies of Previously Institutionalized Infants Adopted in the US – Although much media attention has focused on the abnormal behavioral development of children adopted from institutional orphanages, to date no one has examined how brain structure or function correlates with these abnormal behaviors. This study attempts to examine, using fMRI, the relation between brain … Read more

Social Modulation of Songbird Learning

Social Modulation of Songbird Learning – The way that songbirds learn to sing may be a good model of the way humans learn language. One key feature of songbird learning is that it has a strong social component – that is, songbirds learn to sing much better by interacting with a live “tutor” than by … Read more