Lab for Biobehavioral Research on Autism, Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental disabilities
BRAIN LAB
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COVID-19 Update: Our institution, center, and lab are taking every precaution to minimize risk to our research participants, their family members, and our staff. The BRAIN Lab is NOT currently conducting in-person testing.   We are still actively recruiting and enrolling participants for our research studies and conducting assessments via phone and online.  Please click “Enroll in a Study” if you are interested in participating. We will be regularly updating the website with new information as federal, state, and institutional guidelines evolve and our procedures are adjusted accordingly.

At the Biobehavioral Research on Autism, Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental disabilities laboratory (BRAIN lab), we study brain development and how it relates to thinking abilities, movement abilities, and sensory processing. Current studies focus on individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette syndrome, Fragile X, and Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome, among other disorders.  The lab is directed by Matt Mosconi, who also leads the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training at KU.

Our Research

We are interested in studying behavioral and cognitive issues associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) across the life span. Ongoing research projects utilize a variety of motor and cognitive tests to examine sensory processes, behavior, cognition and their underlying brain networks. If you participate in one of our studies, you may participate in some or all of the following activities: