Welcome to the Stanford Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (SCSNL), led by Dr. Vinod Menon, aims to transform the global landscape of psychiatry research and human health and wellness. Leveraging expertise in neuroscience, statistics, engineering, computer science, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology, researchers in the lab use advanced multimodal brain imaging techniques, novel computational and statistical methods, and clinical-behavioral assays to investigate the architecture, function, and development of the human brain in psychiatric and neurological disorders. Clinical disorders currently under investigation include learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, and schizophrenia.

Together, this body of work will lead to fundamental discoveries in human brain science, with wide ranging implications for the classification and treatment of psychiatric disorders . The ultimate goal of this research is to reduce the public health burden of pervasive, lifelong mental illness and vastly improving the quality of life of affected individuals and their families.  

Please visit our "Research” page to learn more about the specific projects our team is currently conducting, and ways in which you can help move research forward, either by joining our research team, or participating in one of our research studies, or by donating to our research programs.

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