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Unravelling the temporal characteristics of brain and behavior:
Longitudinal development of brain connectivity and psychiatric problems in children

Project summary

The first signs of psychiatric illness appear during childhood and adolescence. Understanding the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie psychiatric disorders is key to prevent the chronicity of the symptoms in the adulthood. My project aims to identify alterations in the development of specific brain networks involved in this chronicity process through functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques.


The output of this project could be translated to new therapeutic strategies focused on specific brain networks, more efficient in slowing down the progression of the disorder and reducing the negative impact of it on the brain.

More detailed information

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Mónica López-Vicente

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Funding Agency:

Horizon 2020 /
Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Programme