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Neurobehavioral Science and Neurogenetics

The Neurobehavioral Science and Neurogenetics program is employing computer-based methods to study a range of behaviors linked to brain activity, including behavioral tasks that are tailor-made for specific groups, for example, children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Neurobehavioral Science and Neurogenetics in Plain Language

Our group has longstanding programs in the area of neurobehavioral science and neurogenetics research. For example, we are employing computer-based methods to study a range of behaviors linked to brain activity, including behavioral tasks that are tailor-made for specific groups, for example, children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

We also study biological markers of physiological arousal. Many of these can be recorded using noninvasive techniques, such as devices worn on the wrist similar to physical activity monitors. However, the information recorded by these devices spans a wide range of biological measures, including multiple indicators of physiological arousal.

Further, we are examining measures of development and growth to indicate how these have gone awry early on in intellectual and developmental disabilities. These developmental markers are currently being studied among individuals with genetic abnormalities to explore how development may have gone awry.

Program Team

Neurobehavioral Science and Neurogenetics Team

Contact the team leading the Neurobehavioral Science and Neurogenetics team for more details on the program.