The mission of this Division of the Department of Pediatrics is to deliver clinical services and conduct clinical and basic research.
The clinical services include brain mapping of candidates for epilepsy or tumor surgery, using, mainly, Magnetoencephalography (MEG)/Magnetic Source Imaging (MSI), Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and neuropsychological evaluation of pediatric patients.
The research, also involving MEG and MSI, as well as fMRI, TMS and Elctrocirtocography (ECoG), focuses on improving the efficacy of functional brain mapping, on specification of the neuronal mechanisms of basic and higher cognitive functions and on identification of functional neuronal networks specific to developmental disorders such as Autism or Dyslexia and other neurological and psychiatric disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Department of Pediatrics
UTHSC College of Medicine
The Neuroscience Institute
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
51 N. Dunlap Street P320
Memphis, TN 38105