Kristina Ciesielski, Ph.D.

Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Mass General Research Institute
autism; autism spectrum disorder; clinical neuropsychology; developmental neuroscience; functional brain connectivity; obsessive-compulsive disorder
Area of studies: Developmental Neuroscience & Clinical Neuropsychology 
We investigate spatiotemporal dynamics of functional brain connectivity between nodes of networks subserving top-down inhibitory control in normative children and neuropsychiatric developmental disorders (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders).

The combined neuropsychological and brain imaging measures (MEG, EEG, fMRI) are used in task-evoked and resting-state paradigms. The immediate aim is to characterize endophenotype, the quantitative heritable trait associated with susceptibility to the disorder.
The long-term goal is to inform the development of novel neuroimaging-brain-interface preventative approaches for children at-high-risk for OCD and ASD.
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
CNY-Building #149
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Charlestown, MA 02129-2000