About CDNL

Cognitive Development & Neuroimaging Lab

Cognitive Development & Neuroimaging Lab
Our research focuses on understanding the neurodevelopmental trajectories of psychiatric disorders and symptoms through the use of various magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of healthy and ill children, adolescents, and adults.

The Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Lab, directed by Rachel Marsh, PhD, focuses on understanding the neurodevelopmental trajectories of psychiatric disorders that arise during childhood and adolescence. We use multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the functioning and structure of neural circuits that support the capacity to self-regulate one’s thoughts, actions, and urges, and the circuits that support learning and memory.

We conduct studies aimed at assessing the neurodevelopment of these circuits in healthy children and adolescents and in those with psychiatric disorders. We also assess circuit-based changes following treatment in children, adolescents, and adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder.