Sarah Durston: The growing brain
The growing brain
Visualizing neurobiological development in autism
If your child keeps building high towers using all the cans from your cupboard this could be a sign of autism. But what exactly does that mean? And is this disorder visible in our brain?
In the Niche-lab in Utrecht, Sarah Durston uses new imaging techniques to visualize brain development in children with autism.
<a href="http://www.niche-lab.nl/#/nl/home/">Sarah Durston</a> (1974) uses modern imaging techniques to examine typical and atypical brain development.
She works on child psychiatric disorders, including ADHD and autism. Durston uses MRI in combination with other approaches (cognitive psychology, neurobiology, genetics) to map the biological pathways by which child psychiatric disorders develop. Her research focuses on two aspects of this pathway: 1. the relationship between genetic susceptibility and neurobiological measures 2. the relationship between neurobiological measures and cognitive deficits.
Produced by: Fast Facts
With the support of: The Young Academy and Sarah Durston
Iris Koopmans, The Young Academy Office, Dienke Bos, Sanne de Wit, Marieke Langen, Tamar van Raalten en Sarai van Dijk, Tineke Mooibroek, Sacha Schilder, Sjoerd, Dimitri en Boris van Benckendorff and Teddy
Made by: Marieke Aafjes 2011
In cooperation with
Camera & editing: Frithmedia
Music: Daan van West
Graphic design: SproetS