Brain Structure and Function

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CAR’s research team includes neuropsychologists, cellular neuroscientists and neurologists who are skilled in using advanced neuroimaging tools and techniques to understand the structural and mechanical aspects of autism in the brain.


Using electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG), we have identified early brain-based biomarkers for autism and described neural systems and circuitry that function differently in autism.


The ability to identify these markers in the earliest stages of life- when the foundations of autism are established- paves the way for earlier intervention and better long term outcomes for people with ASD across a life time. Identifying biomarkers that can predict treatment success and measure treatment-related changes is also a major emphasis of this program of research.