The Kliemann lab studies the neuroscience of human social behavior, from a basic research perspective, as well as in its applications to psychiatric (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders) and neurological (e.g., focal brain lesions) conditions. We are interested in the biological basis of cognition in the brain, especially how the brain compensates and re-organizes. How does variation in brain structure and function lead to intact or impaired social cognition? How can we use insights from neuroimaging to better understand the psychological mechanisms? We use a multimodal approach (including behavioral, eye-tracking, lesion studies, structural and functional MRI) to study brain-cognition-behavior relations that ultimately produce complex social cognition.
Avery Van De Water has accepted a fellowship sponsored jointly by ReproNim and the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility which will allow her to gain valuable experience in conducting and training others in reproducible neuroimaging practices.