NACS Seminar: Ted Satterthwaite
Friday, February 26, 2021
Speaker: Ted Satterthwaite (University of Pennsylvania)
Title: "Large scale neuroimaging studies of brain development: Challenges and opportunities for understanding developmental psychopathology"
Abstract: Psychiatric disorders are increasingly conceptualized as neurodevelopmental in origin, and have motivated large-scale studies of brain development using non-invasive neuroimaging. Such research provides rich opportunities for providing new insights regarding both normal and abnormal brain development, but also poses unique challenges. Here I will review recent progress in defining the normal development of brain networks, and present data regarding how abnormal network development is associated with dimensions of psychopathology. Furthermore, I will highlight key challenges, including individual variability, data dimensionality, data quality, and reproducibility.