Study 43 – Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics (PING)

Investigators: Sarah Murray, Terry Jernigan

Release Date: TBA

Objective: This exciting new study has unique aims and unprecedented scope. The goal is to understand the genetic basis of individual differences in brain structure and connectivity, cognition, and personality. Since it is known that structural and functional connectivity in the brain undergoes continuous remodeling during childhood, the investigators will study 1400 children between the ages of 3 and 20 years. This will make it possible to search for links between genetic variation and developing patterns of brain connectivity, and to examine the implications for emerging personality and mental abilities.

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