Functional Imaging - Individual Differences Social Cognition

UVA-iTHRIV Brain Institute

The focus of neuroimaging studies has slowly shifted from mapping specialized systems common to healthy individuals, to understanding how individual variability in these systems allows for the rich phenotypic differences in our population. As individual difference approaches have become more common, concern about reliability of findings has emerged in the field. In order to appropriately leverage the promise of fMRI to draw conclusions about individual differences, new approaches that move from simple associations to predictive frameworks will allow for better causal inference and less false positive findings. The cognitive neuroscience of face recognition would benefit greatly from a better understanding of individual differences. This talk will focus on our work on this topic. 

Dr. James Morris is a University of Virginia Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Graduate Admissions. His work involves identifying and characterizing neural systems supporting social perception and social cognition. Two broad projects currently ongoing in his Social Neuroscience Lab are as follows: The first is a longitudinal investigation of neural development in preschool children. The second is a project in healthy adults aimed at identifying variability in neural systems that is predictive of differences in social capability

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The focus of neuroimaging studies has slowly shifted from mapping specialized systems common to healthy individuals, to understanding how individual variability in these systems allows for the rich phenotypic differences in our population. As individual difference approaches have become more common, concern about reliability of findings has emerged in the field. In order to appropriately leverage the promise of fMRI to draw conclusions about individual differences, new approaches that move from simple associations to predictive frameworks will allow for better causal inference and less false positive findings. The cognitive neuroscience of face recognition would benefit greatly from a better understanding of individual differences. This talk will focus on our work on this topic. 

Dr. James Morris is a University of Virginia Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Graduate Admissions. His work involves identifying and characterizing neural systems supporting social perception and social cognition. Two broad projects currently ongoing in his Social Neuroscience Lab are as follows: The first is a longitudinal investigation of neural development in preschool children. The second is a project in healthy adults aimed at identifying variability in neural systems that is predictive of differences in social capability

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