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What Can Brain Imaging Tell Us About the Developing Child's Brain?

In this trio of talks, investigators from the Kanwisher and Saxe labs at MIT describe an ongoing study, funded by the Ellison Medical Foundation, which uses MRI technology to study brain development in typical children and children with autism. Nancy Kanwisher provides background information about fMRI scanning and what her lab has discovered about how the normal adult brain processes information about faces. Daniel Dilks describes how the research team has overcome the challenges posed by performing fMRI scans on young children, and he and Rebecca Saxe then outline preliminary findings about face processing and the development of a Theory of Mind in young children.


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Nancy Kanwisher: Face Perception

Nancy Kanwisher: Face Perception

Added 4 years ago | 00:35:13 | 5211 views

(35:13) Nancy Kanwisher uses brain imaging and behavioral tests to study how different regions of the brain contribute to our perception of the visual world. In this talk, Nancy shares what her lab has discovered about how the adult brai...

Daniel Dilks: Scanning the Developing Child's Brain

Daniel Dilks: Scanning the Developi...

Added 4 years ago | 00:21:58 | 10907 views

(21:58) At the Martinos Imaging Center, our researchers have the unique ability to explore the developing child's brain. In this talk, Daniel Dilks describes the challenges involved with scanning children, how his team has learned to ove...

Rebecca Saxe: Theory of Mind

Rebecca Saxe: Theory of Mind

Added 4 years ago | 00:27:44 | 4854 views

(27:44) Rebecca Saxe studies how we think about other people's thoughts. In this talk, Rebecca outlines preliminary findings about face processing and the development of a Theory of Mind in young children.Learn more about Rebecca Saxe>>

What Can Brain Imaging Tell Us About the Developing Child's Brain? (Full Video)

What Can Brain Imaging Tell Us Abou...

Added over 4 years ago | 01:26:00 | 22175 views

Investigators from the Kanwisher and Saxe labs at MIT describe an ongoing study which uses MRI technology to study brain development in typical children and children with autism.

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