Brain-Body Center (BBC) Projects
- Infant Development Studies
- Mother-Child Play Study
- Emotion Recognition and Social Behaviors in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Evaluating the Role of the Auditory Periphery in Hyperacusis
- Developing Non-Contact Methods (i.e., Video Thermography) for Physiological Monitoring
- Stimulating Social Engagement Behaviors in Individuals with Autism at Easter Seals
- The Listening Project: An auditory intervention for children and adults with difficulty with social behavior
- Developmental Landscape
- Evaluating Indices of the Social Engagement System in Women
Brain-Body Center (BBC)
Stephen Porges, PhD
Site: Easter Seals School, 1939 W. 13th St., Chicago, Il, 60608-1226
The Brain-Body Center's mission is to translate neurobiological principles into the treatment of individuals with social communication and social relationship problems. The Center draws together neuroscientists, endocrinologists, neuroanatomists, neurobiologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists who are interested in the neurobiological mechanisms of social behavior, behavioral pathology, developmental disorders, and emotional regulation.
Team members conduct research aimed at understanding the interdependence between the nervous system and social behavior. In addition to the dissemination of research findings through traditional professional vehicles, such as peer-reviewed articles, conferences, and workshops, the Center is working to develop teaching and training modules for clinicians and scientists that will describe new paradigms relating neural processes to social behavior.