For the past four years, UWM scientists have been involved in one of the largest studies ever conducted into the brain development of adolescents. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the study is tracking nearly 12,000 kids across the United States — about 400 of them here in southeastern Wisconsin — to see how their brains mature. It’s a fascinating story we have been following here on UWM Today for some time.
On this edition of UWM Today, we get an update on the project from Krista Lisdahl, professor of psychology and head of the Brain Imaging and Neuropsychology Laboratory in UWM’s Department of Psychology. Joining her is Ryan Sullivan, a doctoral student who has been working with Lisdahl.