New Technologies: What They Can Teach Us About Childhood Brain Disorders, Part I

  • Published28 Aug 2014
  • Reviewed28 Aug 2014
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Scientists can use imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the developing brain. In this workshop, Damien Fair, a professor at Oregon Health and Science University, talks about how these techniques are used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to help guide future research into therapies.

In this first section of a three-part series, Fair discusses the brain’s resting state.

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Continue watching part two to see a hands-on activity on brain waves and the brain’s resting state, or go on to part three to watch Fair’s final lecture section.

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