Center for Neurodevelopmental & Imaging Research

Understanding the neurology of developmental disorders
Understanding the neurology of developmental disorders

Investigating the underlying neuroscience to improve identification, diagnosis, and development of novel therapies and effective interventions
Ranta Brain Atlas
Ranta Brain Atlas

Our Center’s in-house atlas divides the frontal lobe of the brain into regions that have distinct functions, rather than just by anatomical boundaries
Measurement of motor control
Measurement of motor control

Several factors are examined to gauge the development of motor control through finger tapping tests and a device know as a goniometer.
Looking into the mind’s eye
Looking into the mind’s eye

Praxis tests measure the ability to imitate or mimic behavior while manipulating various objects, which may affect the development of socialization.

The Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research investigates the underlying features and mechanisms of childhood brain disorders. Through the Center’s integrated approach, its multidisciplinary team works in concert to delve into the neuroscience underlying developmental disorders in order to improve identification and diagnosis and to develop novel therapies and effective interventions. Encompassing a strong emphasis on brain mapping technologies, the Center utilizes imaging and other modalities to approach a range of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Directed by Dr. Stewart Mostofsky, the Center is comprised of 11 faculty, as well as postdoctoral fellows; a laboratory manager; psychological associates involved in recruitment, diagnostic evaluation, and neuropsychological testing; and research assistants with technical expertise in computer programming and various neuroimaging methods. Researchers in the Center have access to the vast resources available through both Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins University, including the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at Kennedy Krieger, the Motion Analysis Laboratory, the Center for Imaging Science, the Laboratory for Computational Motor Control, and the Image Analysis and Communications Lab. The Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research is also a party to several multisite consortiums , such as the Tourette’s Syndrome Association Neuroimaging Consortium (TSANIC), the ADHD-200 Consortium, and the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE).