Characterising the development of fronto-parietal brain networks during adolescence through neuroadaptive Bayesian optimisation

Iroise Dumontheil (primary)
Psychological Sciences
Birkbeck, University of London
Robert Leech (secondary)
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London


Frontoparietal brain networks are recruited for a range of higher cognitive functions tasks [e.g. reasoning, attentional control]. Their specific role in supporting cognitive control has therefore been difficult to elucidate. Recent work using machine learning and real-time analysis of neuroimaging data demonstrated specificity of frontoparietal network activation in a range of tasks in adults, moving the field forward. This project will extend this research to compare adolescents and adults to investigate how the differentiation of cognitive control frontoparietal networks emerges over the course of development.


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