Symposium #1 – How does the developing brain organize experience to model the world?

September 18, 2021 6:30am – 8:00am PDT

Christine Coughlin, University of Texas at Austin
Kate Nussenbaum, New York University, “Adaptability of positive and negative learning rates across development”
Christine Coughlin, University of Texas at Austin, “Developmental differences in brain function during memory-guided inference”
Thomas Wills, University College London, “Neural correlates for the consolidation and specificity of hippocampal memories during post-natal development”
Theresa Cheng, University of Oregon, “Neural correlates for the consolidation and specificity of hippocampal memories during post-natal development”

Symposium #2 – Transdiagnostic approaches to developmental disorders: Beyond the boundaries of diagnosis

September 18, 2021 8:30am – 10:00am PDT

Danyal Akarca, University of Cambridge
Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania
Corina Greven, Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour
Essi Viding, University College London

Symposium #3 – Exploring the depths of the brain: The functional significance of sulcal development

September 19, 2021 9:30am – 11:00am PDT

Silvia Bunge, University of California, Berkeley
Willa Voorhies, University of California, Berkeley, Lateral prefrontal sulcal morphology predicts individual variability in reasoning”
Jessica Dubois, Université de Paris; NeuroSpin, “Mapping the early folding of the human brain: MRI studies in babies and relationships to functional outcome”
Michael Arcaro, University of California, Berkeley, “Sulcal morphology predicts face patches in macaques”
Gregoire Borst, Université de Paris – CNRS, “Sulcation of the intraparietal sulcus and mathematical abilities from childhood to adulthood”

Symposium #4 – Brain imaging of unsedated newborn infants prenatally exposed to alcohol or methamphetamine during pregnancy in Cape Town, South Africa 

September 19, 2021 11:15am – 12:45pm PDT

Josepheen Cruz, Developing Brain Institute
Sandra Jacobson, Wayne State University
Fleur Warton, Wayne State University

Symposium #5 – Multidimensional Approaches to Early Adversity Across Species

September 20, 2021 6:00am – 7:30am PDT

Elysia Davis, University of Denver, “Early life exposure to unpredictable sensory signals shapes neural circuit development”
Kai McCormack, Spelman College “Effects of maternal sensitivity and predictability on the development of emotional regulation and cognitive function in rhesus macaques”
Jamie Hanson, University of Pittsburgh, Expanding Bioecological Conceptualizations of Unpredictability and Volatility: Connections with Behavioral and Neurobiological Development”
Riika Korja, University of Turku, “Predictability of maternal care and child’s neuropsychological and psychosocial development – Findings from FinnBrain Birth Cohort”

Symposium #6 – Methodological considerations and advances in developmental neuroscience

September 20, 2021 11:00am – 12:30pm PDT

Ethan McCormick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Monica Rosenberg, University of Chicago
Chandra Sripada, University of Michigan
Petra Vertes, Cambridge University

Symposium #7 –  Social motivation in flux: Understanding the development of social cognition and behavior

September 21, 2021 9:30am – 11:00am PDT

Wouter van den Bos, University of Amsterdam
Jennifer Silvers, University of California, Los Angeles
Hilary Richardson, University of Edinburgh
Hirofumi Morishita, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Symposium #8 – Neurodevelopmental vulnerability to psychopathology: Building resilience

September 21, 2021 11:15am – 12:45pm PDT

Lucy Vanes, King’s College London, “The role of neonatal brain structure and home environment in childhood outcomes following very preterm birth”
Alexis Brieant, Yale University, “Associations Among Negative Life Events, Changes in Cortico-Limbic Connectivity, and Psychopathology in the ABCD Study: Exploring Pathways to Resilience”
Ronny Geva, Bar-Ilan University, “Do Perinatal Neural Intergity and Precocial Exposure Shape Attention?”