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Monday, October 8 • 8:45am - 9:25am
Plenary Session 1: "Sculpting the Teenage Brain - Neuroscience and Behaviour"

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The adolescent transition from childhood to young adulthood is an important phase of human brain development and a period of increased risk for incidence of psychotic symptoms and disorders. I will review some of the recent neuroimaging discoveries concerning adolescent development, focusing on an accelerated longitudinal study of 300 healthy young people (aged 14-25 years) each scanned twice using MRI. Structural MRI, including putative markers of myelination, indicates changes in local anatomy and connectivity of association cortical network hubs during adolescence. Functional MRI indicates strengthening of initially weak connectivity of subcortical nuclei and association cortex. To link these imaging phenotypes of normal brain development to psychosis, I will also discuss the relationship between intra-cortical myelination, schizotypy and anatomical patterns of expression of risk genes for schizophrenia.  

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Edward T. Bullmore

Head of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
Ed Bullmore, MB, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych, FMedSci, trained in medicine at the University of Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London; then in psychiatry at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. He moved to Cambridge as Professor of Psychiatry in 1999 and is currently Co-Chair... Read More →

Monday October 8, 2018 8:45am - 9:25am EDT
American Ballroom Westin Copley Place, fourth floor