Welcome to the Clinical Neuroscience and Development Laboratory (CNDLAB)
The CNDLAB, under the
direction of Dr. Michael C. Stevens, variously focuses on several psychiatric
disorders commonly seen in pediatric groups, including
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Conduct
Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. To better understand how
abnormalities of brain structure and function may contribute to these illnesses,
the laboratory employs functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),
electrophysiology (event-related potential and time-frequency decomposition
analyses), eye tracking techniques, neuropsychological assessment, brain
structure analysis (including diffusion tensor imaging), and genetic analysis
techniques. The CNDLAB also uses these techniques to study brain structure and
function during typical adolescent and young adult maturation.
Areas of Research Interest
• Neural network correspondence with cognition and behavior.
• Functional Neuroimaging intermediate phenotypes marking risk for psychiatric
• Developmental changes to brain function that increase or decrease risk for
We work in conjunction with the COBBRA Lab and the VR Lab at the ONRC, and in various collaborations, specifically with active collaborations with colleagues at the Yale University School of Medicine, University of Connecticut, and MIND Institute at the University of New Mexico.
Methods & Neuroimaging equipment