Functional Brain Imaging and Neuro-Developmental Disorders

Functional brain imaging techniques have revolutionized our understanding of neuro-developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and developmental dyslexia.

These imaging techniques allow us to study brain activity in real time while the individual is performing a task, providing insights into the underlying neural mechanisms. For example, studies using magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have revealed differences in brain activity between individuals with ASD and typically developing individuals during social interactions.

Thus, highlighting the unique neural patterns underlying the social deficits observed in ASD. Similarly, studies using electroencephalography (EEG) have identified abnormalities in neural oscillations in individuals with ADHD, providing insights into the attentional deficits observed in this disorder.

Functional brain imaging has led to the development of novel interventions for neuro-developmental disorders. For instance, neuro feedback training, a technique that uses real time fMRI or EEG feedback to teach participants how to regulate their own brain activity.

This has shown promise in improving cognitive and behavioral outcomes in individuals with ASD, ADHD, and other disorders. Overall, functional brain imaging techniques have significantly advanced our understanding of neuro-developmental disorders and hold great potential for identifying new biomarkers and developing novel interventions in the field.


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