May 02, 2013
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education|
|Contact Name||Jill Conrad|
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The rapid maturation of cognitive and motor skills in the first two years of life is truly astonishing; the infant learns to walk, talk, and demonstrates significant advances in memory, reasoning, and social understanding. In this talk, Dr. Rebecca Knickmeyer will discuss what neuroimaging has revealed about the structural brain changes that accompany this dramatic functional development, as well as how factors such as genes and gender impact brain development and later risk for mental illness.
Rebecca Knickmeyer is an assistant professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill psychiatry department and a member of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities.