Elena V Orekhova, PhD
I am interested in how the brain develops in typically developing children and how it is affected in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, particularly in autism. In my research I use Electro- and Magnetoencephalography (EEG, MEG). These methods are noninvasive and can be used in subjects of all ages. They have excellent time resolution and allow detailed investigation of dynamics of the brain activity. During my early career I investigated ‘rhythms of the brain’ and their functional significance in infants and children. A large part of my current work is devoted to the search for MEG/EEG biomarkers of neurodevelopmental disorders, with particular emphasis on functional connectivity and fast electromagnetic (gamma) oscillations.