Event Abstract

MEG neuroimaging in preschool-aged children: New insights into the developing brain

  • 1 Macquarie University, Cognitive Science, Australia

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is an important technique for functional neuroimaging in the human brain. It has excellent temporal resolution, good spatial resolution, and is suitable for routine use even with young children. In this presentation we describe several current MEG studies of brain function in healthy pre-schoolers, conducted at the KIT-Macquarie Brain Research Laboratory using a novel child MEG system. These include studies of motor, perceptual, and language processing in three to five year old children. The results of these studies provide new insights into brain development and address an important gap in the human neuroimaging literature.

Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CE110001021) http://www.ccd.edu.au

Keywords: Magnetoencephalography, Brain Mapping, Brain, cognitive development, Language, Children

Conference: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 29 Nov - 2 Dec, 2012.

Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

Topic: Language

Citation: Johnson BW and Crain S (2012). MEG neuroimaging in preschool-aged children: New insights into the developing brain. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00050

Received: 12 Oct 2012; Published Online: 07 Nov 2012.

* Correspondence: Dr. Blake W Johnson, Macquarie University, Cognitive Science, Sydney, New South Wales, 2109, Australia, blake.johnson@mq.edu.au

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