Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Spring into STEM: What are babies thinking?

16 May 2022, 1:00 pm–1:30 pm

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'What are babies thinking?' is one of six lectures presented by UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, as part of the 2022 Spring into STEM webinars from UCL Engineering.

This event is free.

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Naomi Britton

Imaging brain activity in babies as they go about everyday activities, like playing and interacting with caregivers, can give us eye-opening insights into how the baby brain develops. Portable brain imaging methods allow us to study the baby brain outside the constraints of a scanner. One such portable imaging method is diffuse optical tomography, which uses light to detect brain activation. This talk will focus on Dr Liam Collins-Jones using cutting edge technology to develop methods to study baby brain connectivity in different social settings. 

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About the speaker

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Dr Liam Collins-Jones, EPSRC Doctoral Research Fellow

Liam completed his PhD in Medical Imaging and Neuroimaging at UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, in 2021. Liam is now a UCL EPSRC Doctoral Research Fellow, developing methods based on diffuse optical tomography to detect neural signs of autism in babies to aid diagnosis.

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