The Elison Lab

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Welcome to the E-Lab!

Here in the E-Lab, our team studies brain and behavioral development of infants and young children. More specifically, our research examines the critical period of brain development in the first two years of life, which represents a time interval of dynamic development, plasticity, and potential vulnerability. During this time the brain is not only increasing in size, but the connections within the brain are quickly organizing into efficient networks. By studying typical brain and behavioral development, we hope to eventually predict whether some children may need extra support during the preschool years. A major effort in the E-Lab includes identifying infants and toddlers who may have a higher likelihood for developing autism spectrum disorders, in the hope that we could one day intervene to provide infants and toddlers with the skills they need to navigate complex social interactions.

To learn more about our work, please visit the Current Studies and Participate in Research pages for descriptions of studies we are currently recruiting for & information on how to get involved.

If you are a prospective student who is interested in working with our lab, please visit our Join the Lab pages for more information.