The study of sex differences in the brain is one of the most long-standing and debated themes in neuroscience. A compelling reason to investigate these differences is because in many neurological disorders, there exist sex differences in age of onset, prevalence, symptomatology, and prognosis.
Tens of billions of neurons interconnect in the human brain. Direct and indirect structural white matter connections between these neurons facilitate the flow of functional activation between brain regions. Together, these connections give rise to human cognitive abilities.
Psychiatric illnesses are widely prevalent across the world and can be especially debilitating. An understanding of the functional and structural connectivity changes that occur in psychiatric illnesses will enable us improved diagnosis and recovery.
My work seek to identify sex-specific and shared neurobiological features associated with behaviour and cognitive functioning in healthy and psychiatric populations.
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