Welcome to the Children’s Brain Dynamics Group, part of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Our main research projects are:

(i) High-Frequency Oscillations (HFOs) as Biomarkers of Epileptogenicity in Children with Epilepsy: we investigate the relationship between the area of the brain that generates HFOs and the epileptogenic zone in children with epilepsy, by using both non-invasive techniques, such as scalp EEG and MEG, and intracranial EEG recordings.

(ii) Anatomical and Functional Deficits in the Brain of Children with Cerebral Palsy: we use a multimodal imaging approach to understand the underlying sensory and motor issues in children with cerebral palsy;

(iii) Quantitative Assessment of Nutritive Sucking for the Early Diagnosis of Brain Injury in Newborns: we assess nutritive sucking abnormalities in preterm infants with brain injury and investigate their relationship with underlying neurological impairment for the early diagnosis of brain injury;

(iv) Innovative Functional Neuro-monitoring to Assess Pain and Stress in the NICU: we are developing a method that reliably quantifies the level of pain induced from clinically-required noxious procedures to infants hospitalized in the NICU by assessing noxious-specific neurophysiologic responses and clinical signs following procedural pain;

(v) Emotion Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: we investigate the involvement of cerebellum in the processing of emotions in children with autism spectrum disorders.

To learn more about a specific area of our research, please visit our Projects page.