Project 2: The Normal and Diseased Brain

Please submit your project in class on the due date. See the Project Submission Rules.

  1. Research, read, and elaborate on each of the following questions:
    • What are the anatomical, functional, and neuropsychiatric alterations that we know of that occur during brain maturation (toddlers-to-children, children-to-teens, teens-to-young-adults, adults-to-elderly)? How are these manifested and detected for each alteration?
    • What imaging markers are known to discriminate between normal, schizophrenic, bipolar, multiple sclerosis, autistic and epileptic brains?
    • What is the role of imaging (invasive or non-invasive) in understanding normal brain development, aging, and pathology?