Large-Scale Brain Networks in Cognitive Development and Psychopathology
March 16th, 2020
The second TACC Research Forum of 2020 will feature Dr. Xiaoqian Chai, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery at McGill University. During her talk, Dr Chai will present her lab’s investigations into the processes underlying brain network development and learning and memory.
- Dr. Chai is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and her research is funded by Healthy Brain, Healthy Lives (HBHL).
- The long-term goal of Dr. Chai’s research program is to understand the relationship between brain organization and cognitive development.
- Her work examines how large-scale brain networks support learning, memory and language. She is particularly interested in the neural developmental processes underlying these cognitive functions in healthy development and in developmental disorders such as autism.
- Her presentation will begin by first presenting evidence that memory development is supported by the maturation of distributed networks and interactions between different networks in the brain. She will then discuss the organization of large-scale networks in psychopathology during atypical child development.