Exploring the Development of the Infant and Fetal Brain

Official Title

Exploring the Connectivity and Functional Organization of the Infant Brain


The purpose of the study is to investigate how the brain that we are each born with leads to our own unique behavior later in life, and the similarities and differences between maternal and child brains. We are studying infants prenatally and postnatally, following up with them as they grow and develop, and studying their mothers to understand how similar/different they are to their child.

Could this study be right for you?

  • Infants under 3 years of age, and pregnant persons who are at least 20 weeks pregnant
  • All participants must have no metal implanted in the body
  • Have no significant health conditions or history of serious mental illness
  • Not suffer froma (fear of enclosed spaces)
  • Pregnancies must be without complication.

Age Range

Up to 40 years