Connectomics and Psychopathology: A Tale of Many Regions

Stanley Center & Poitras Center Translational Neuroscience Joint Seminar: Deanna M. Barch

“Connectomics and Psychopathology: A Tale of Many Regions”

Abstract: A growing body of research clearly indicates that both functional and structural connectivity within and between core brain systems is a critical determinant of cognitive and affective function in both health and disease. This talk will first briefly overview the state of the art methods for assessing human brain connectivity. Next this talk will illustrate the ways in which variation in brain connectivity relates to variation in cognitive and affective functions in healthy individuals, as well as how impairments in functional brain connectivity relate to impaired cognitive and affective function associated with risk for psychopathology and manifest illness.