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Margot Taylor Lab

Margot Taylor lab

The Functional Neuroimaging lab, directed by Dr. Margot J. Taylor, investigates the neural correlates of cognitive development including the neuroimaging techniques of:

  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

SickKids is the only paediatric facility in the world with two MEG systems and two research-dedicated MRIs, thus we have a tremendous opportunity for advancing our understanding of brain-behaviour relations.  Our group integrates multi-disciplinary research aimed at answering basic science and applied clinical questions about typical and atypical brain and cognitive development.  

Areas of study include development of frontal lobe functions using protocols adapted for children, like working memory and set-shifting, faces and emotional expression processing and recognition.  The studies include normally developing children and clinical populations including children with autism and preterm children.  The research determines the neural bases, where and when in the brain, development of cognitive skills emerge with typical and atypical development.  Currently funded investigations also include longitudinal multi-modal MRI studies and neurodevelopmental outcome in infants born very preterm.