PiN Faculty Member - Charles Nelson, PhD

Charles Nelson, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

Boston Children's Hospital
Director of Research, Developmental Medicine Center
1 Autumn Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.355.0401
Fax: 617.730.0518
Visit my lab page here.

I have more than 25 years of experience working in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience. My laboratory employs a variety of behavioral and neuroimaging tools, including eye-tracking, EEG, ERP, fNIRS, sMRI, and fMRI. There are three lines of research currently active in my laboratory. One concerns the development and neural bases of processing social information (e.g., facial emotion); a second focuses on trajectories to autism, with a particular focus on populations at high risk for developing autism (e.g., infants with an older sibling with autism; children with various single gene mutations that appear to confer risk for developing autism); a third focuses on the effects of early adversity on brain and behavioral development.

Last Update: 9/16/2020


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