Modelling trajectories of cognitive control in adolescents and young adults

  • Karayanidis, Frini (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Forstmann, Birte U (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Steyvers, Mark (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Jamadar, Sharna (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hawkins, Guy (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Lenroot, Rhoshel K (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Michie, Patricia (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to (1) develop an innovative modelling framework that will jointly model multiple measures of behaviour, brain function and brain structure in order to characterise developmental trajectories of cognitive control in typically-developing young people, and (2) test the model’s ability to predict future psychosocial outcomes. Cognitive control processes are supported by complex frontal brain networks that show protracted development well into adulthood. Poor cognitive control is linked to negative psychosocial outcomes (eg. substance use, high-risk behaviours). This work will inform evidence-based programs that identify young people at risk and develop targeted training strategies to improve positive psychosocial outcomes.
Effective start/end date28/03/1731/12/19