Postdoctoral Research Associate
“The integrating brain across development”
The classic view of human neurodevelopment was that by the first birthday, the vast majority of cortical regions are already well formed and that all that is required for development from this point forward is to connect the regions and to prune unnecessary connections. In this talk I will put forward a different view. I will show evidence that the infant brain is more integrated than previously considered and that this integration of information between disparate cortical regions is important for future developmental outcome. In particular, variations in the integration of information in the cortex might be the underlying mechanism that accounts for a-typical development.