University of Southern California

USC Neuroscience

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY INTEREST GROUP

A newly formed neurodevelopmental psychology interest group will have its inaugural meeting October 27th, 2010 at 3:30 pm in HNB 107 on the USC University Park Campus. This interdisciplinary group will bring together researchers and clinicians across USC, from the Departments of Psychology, Neurobiology, Viterbi School of Engineering, Brain and Creativity Institute, Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center, Institute for Creative Technology, Zilkha Neurogenetics Institute and the Keck School of Medicine. This interest group will meet one Wednesday each month in an informal setting to discuss recent publications relevant to neurodevelopmental psychology, and will meet at multiple sites (UPC and HSC) to accommodate its participants. These meetings are open to USC faculty, trainees, and staff interested in neurodevelopmental psychology research. Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to, cognitive and social-emotional functions, recent advances in neuroimaging (structural and functional), neurodevelopmental disorders, application of novel engineering strategies for research use, innovative behavior probes in young children, stress-reactivity and arousal, neurodevelopmental sensitive windows, early learning, animal models, sensory and motor developmental trajectories, and the contribution of genetics to behavioral variability. The first paper this group will discuss is attached (PDF).

If you are interested in being included in future mailings about this group, or if you’d like more information, please e-mail:blthomps@usc.edu