C - Translational Neuroimaging

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
C - Translational Neuroimaging

Center URL: http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/
Core URL: http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/iddrc/core_c/

Core Personnel
Core Director: Laurie Cutting, Ph.D.
Core Associate Director: Sasha Key, Ph.D.
Brain Imaging Coordinator: Bennett Landman, Ph.D.
Core Staff: Dorita Jones, B.S.

Core Description

The Translational Neuroimaging Core assists investigators in characterizing brain structure and function in study participants. The Core enables researchers to examine behavioral and neurological aspects of such complex disorders as autism, learning and communication disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities syndromes. Core objectives are to assist investigators in:

  • design of experiments, including selecting appropriate functional MRI tasks and other modalities of MR imaging or EEG/ERP/eye tracking acquisition parameters
  • implementation of MR imaging and psychophysiological data collections with special populations (individuals with various developmental disabilities, especially children and infants), and
  • management and analysis of MR and EEG/ERP/eye tracking data.



Magnetic Resonance (MR) Neuroimaging
Includes but is not limited to functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), structural (volumetric) analyses (sMRI), and implementation of newer technologies, e.g., chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST)

Psychophysiology Measures
Includes but is not limited to electroencephalogram (EEG), event-related potentials (ERP), and eye tracking.

Last Edited: 10/14/17 12:00 AM by Corina Miclea