Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research

The Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR) at the Stanford University School of Medicine is dedicated to research that will improve the lives and well-being of individuals with disorders of the brain and improve knowledge of healthy brain and behavioral development. CIBSR research staff are dedicated to identifying biological and environmental risk factors, understanding disease pathophysiology and developmental outcomes, and developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental, neurogenetic and neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood onset. Our research studies are truly multi/interdisciplinary as they bring together experts from the fields of psychiatry, neurology, psychology, computer science, biostatistics and genetics to explore and seek answers for complex questions related to brain-behavior relationships.

Active research at CIBSR includes:

•Mutlimodal imaging of the brain utilizing anatomical and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).

•Behavioral, cognitive, and physiological assessment to address questions concerning the influence of biological and environmental factors on outcome.

•The development of new biological and cognitive-behavioral treatments.

•Development of brain image analysis methods and software.

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