BY SHRUTI GOPAL VIJ
"Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded." — Jess Lair
See Damien Fair's OHBM2017 keynote speech here:
This is not just a philosophy, but more a way of life. Extend this to science and it gives us a turnkey question that researchers world over are trying to answer – how does the brain develop? One of the many scientists trying to contribute to this question by using functional brain imaging is Damien Fair at Oregon Health & Science University. His research team focuses not only on teasing apart the developmental trajectories in typical and atypical populations using functional imaging, but they also test the feasibility of using various structural and functional imaging techniques in translational studies of development. His OHBM keynote address in Vancouver highlighted some of his team’s key research findings. I had the chance to have a tete-a-tete with him and here are his unique insights and experiences for you all to enjoy.