Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Menon’s group uses imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging to study the architecture of the cognitive networks in the human brain in order to learn how these networks are organized and how these networks evolve as the child develops, learns and matures. They also use these imaging techniques in order to understand what goes awry in the cognitive, affective, and social information processing systems in individuals with autism. Researchers in Dr. Menon’s laboratory are investigating how children acquire cognitive skills, such as the ability to do math, and are developing novel interventions to remediate poor skills in children with learning disabilities. They believe that furthering knowledge of brain development and neuroplasticity in children will help maximize each individual’s educational and professional success. His researchers are also developing new computational methods for characterizing the structural and functional architecture of the human brain and for probing brain dynamics underlying typical and atypical cognition and learning.