Invited Symposia

Science of Learning: Neurocognitive building blocks of skill learning

Thursday, September 7th, 9:15am - 10:40am

Tehila Nugiel, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nadine Gaab, Harvard University
The typical and atypical reading brain: How a neurobiological framework of early language and reading development can inform educational practice and policy
Cassondra Eng, Stanford School of Medicine
Leveraging educational neuroscience to optimize active gameplay contexts that promote executive function skills and brain plasticity
Eric Wilkey, Vanderbilt University
The domain-specificity of domain-generality: Attention, executive function, and mathematical skills
Amy Margolis, Columbia University
The role of environmental chemicals and social stressors in the etiology of learning difficulties

Vulnerability and resilience in brain development

Friday, September 8th, 9:00am - 10:15am

Silvia Bunge,
University of California, Berkeley
Simona Ghetti,
University of California, Davis

Keanan Joyner, University of California, Berkeley
Trial-level dynamics of event-related potentials reveal unique patterns of risk for externalizing and substance misuse
Camelia Hostinar, University of California, Davis
Stress phenotypes and risk for psychopathology
Monica Ellwood-Lowe, University of California, Berkeley
Risk, resilience, and adaptation among children in poverty in the ABCD sample: The role of brain network associations
Nicholas Christopher-Hayes, University of California, Davis
Neurocognitive risk and chronic disease: The case of childhood asthma

Thinking outside the box: Alternative methods in developmental cognitive neuroscience

Friday, September 8th, 2:45pm - 4:00pm

Deanna Greene,
University of California, San Diego

Damion Demeter, University of California, San Diego
What can Precision Functional Mapping tell us about the developing brain?
Anna Blasi Ribera, University College London
Imaging the developing brain with functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)
Finnegan Calabro, University of Pittsburgh
Ultra high field MR Spectroscopy and EEG evidence of frontal neuroplasticity in adolescence
Valerie Sydnor, University of Pennsylvania
Charting neurodevelopment along the sensorimotor-association cortical axis with mechanistically-informed human neuroimaging

Novel insights from lifespan development

Friday, September 8th, 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Margaret Sheridan,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Ethan McCormick, Leiden University
A general approach for defining longitudinal models to test meaningful developmental hypotheses
Laurel Gabard-Durnam, Northeastern University
Mechanisms of plasticity over development
Yee Lee Shing, Goethe University Frankfurt
Inferences with cross-sectional and longitudinal data
Ulman Lindenberger, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Lifespan views on change

Lessons learned and the road ahead: JEDI efforts in the ABCD study

Saturday, September 9th, 10:00am - 11:00am

Lucina Uddin, University of California, Los Angeles
Stefanie Bodison, University of Florida
Carlos Cardenes-Iniguez, University of Southern California

Early adolescence as a window of opportunity for behavioral and emotional health

Saturday, September 9th, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Ron Dahl,
University of California, Berkeley

Cecile Ladouceur, University of Pittsburgh
Influence of puberty on affective salience network function and risk of affective disorders in girls
Dana McMakin, Florida International University
Sleep, memory, and anxiety in early adolescence: Opportunities to improve trajectories of mental health
Wouter van den Bos, University of Amsterdam
Social learning in social (media) networks
Niamh MacSweeney, University of Edinburgh
Puberty and brain development in relation to depression

DCN Policy Roundtable

Saturday, September 9th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Juliet Davidow,
Northeastern University

Adriana Galvan, University of California, Los Angeles
Philip Fisher, Stanford University
Nikolaus Steinbeis, University College London

Contributed Symposia

Oral Session 1: Applications and challenges in using computational models to predict brain development and psychopathology in youth

Thursday, September 7th, 1:45pm - 3:00pm

Niousha Dehestani Kolagar, Deakin University
Sarah Whittle, The University of Melbourne

Sarah Whittle, The University of Melbourne

Jessica Buthmann , Stanford University
Longitudinal clustering of brain structure and clinical symptomatology in adolescence is predicted by sex, stress exposure, and parenting environment
Tiffany Ho, University of California, Los Angeles
Demographic, clinical, environmental, and neural predictors of depression symptoms in the ABCD study
Niousha Dehestani, Deakin University
Developmental brain changes during puberty and associations with mental health problems; Puberty age and brain age
Esten Høyland Leonardsen, University of Oslo

Oral Session 2: Emerging methods for MRI in infants and young children

Thursday, September 7th, 1:45pm - 3:00pm

Áine Dineen, Trinity College Dublin

Rhodri Cusack, Trinity College Dublin

Brittany Howell, Virginia Tech
Acquiring connectome data longitudinally in non-sedated sleeping infants and toddlers
Áine Dineen, Trinity College Dublin
100 Babies: Insights from awake fMRI at 2-months
Cameron Ellis, Stanford University
How to read a baby's mind: A protocol for fMRI with awake, behaving infants
Melanie Ganz-Benjaminsen, University of Copenhagen
Clinical MRI without anaesthesia in children aged 4-10

Oral Session 3: The social brain in situ: Emerging uses of naturalistic conditions to study social development

Thursday, September 7th, 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Organizer and Chair:
Chiara Bulgarelli,
Birkbeck College, University of London

Sam Wass, University of East London
Leaving the baby in the bathwater: Understanding real-world attention development using naturalistic dual EEG recordings of caregiver-child interactions
Chiara Bulgarelli, Birkbeck College, University of London
Investigating social preference of toddlers by using wearable fNIRS in an immersive virtual reality set-up
Tessa George, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Illuminating brain function underlying gross motor imitation with high-density diffuse optical tomography (HD-DOT)
Ahmad Samara, University of British Columbia
Gradients go to the movies: Macroscale cortical organization during naturalistic viewing in children and adolescents

Oral Session 4: The role of puberty in brain development: A translational approach

Thursday, September 7th, 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Organizer & Chair:
Cecile Ladouceur, University of Pittsburgh

Kristen Delevich, Washington State University

Sandra Thijssen, Radboud University
The role of puberty in the relations between family environment and the development of the amygdala-mPFC circuitry
Giorgia Picci, Boys Town National Research Hospital
Pubertal hormones modulate neural oscillatory activity: Emergent sex differences and developmental fine-tuning
Shawn Sorrells, University of Pittsburgh
Immature amygdala excitatory neurons migrate and mature during puberty in humans and mice
Mar Sanchez, Emory University
The role of puberty on brain development: A longitudinal study in male rhesus macaques

Oral Session 6: Mapping the impact of early life adversity on sensory processing through the sensitive periods of infancy, adolescence, and pregnancy

Friday, September 8th, 2:45pm - 4:00pm

Shulamite Green,
University of California, Los Angeles

Jennifer Silvers, University of California, Los Angeles

Shulamite Green, University of California, Los Angeles
Neural mechanisms underlying sensory over-responsitivity in youth adopted from foster care
Bridget Callaghan, University of California, Los Angeles
Alteration of maternal perinatal interoception after early childhood trauma exposure is linked to perinatal depression
Nadege Roche-Labarbe, University of Caen Normandie
Top-down regulation of somatosensory processing in the premature neonate brain as an early marker of neurodevelopmental susceptibility
Rebecca Schwarzlose, Washington University in St. Louis
Neonatal sensory responses and early-life sensory sensitivity in relation to prenatal maternal stress

Oral Session 8: Developmental cognitive neuroscience in real-world educational contexts: Opportunities and challenges for crossing the "Bridge too far"

Friday, September 8th, 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Rachel Romeo, University of Maryland

Rachel Romeo, University of Maryland
Bruce McCandliss, Stanford University

Jennie Grammer , University of California, Los Angeles
Examining children's attention during online learning
Elizabeth Toomarian, Stanford University
Lessons learned from a research-practice partnership approach to educational neuroscience
Fang Wang, Stanford University
Lexical processes underpinning word recognition in early readers: Insights into naturalistic education by bringing SSVEP and EEG into schools