About the Lab
Welcome to IMMAlab at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. We use cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques (functional magnetic resonance imagine – fMRI) to examine the links between how children and adolescents behave, think, and react to their worlds and how their brains are organised. The ultimate goals of our work is to better understand brain and behavioural development and to identify patterns of brain function and behaviour that either increase or decrease vulnerability to mental health difficulties and neurodevelopmental conditions during childhood and adolescence. A better understanding of the links between brain and behaviour will help us to improve intervention strategies in the future, so that we may alleviate or prevent the development of these difficulties and set a path away from suffering towards wellness.
There are four streams of research in our lab: Adolescent Mental Health; Social Communication, Working Memory and Autism Spectrum Disorder; Thinking Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder; and Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Please take a look at our “Participate In A Study” page for more information about how you can take part.