Tara Madhyastha, Ph.D.Research Assistant Professor
My research interest is in development of new methods for quantifying change in functional networks of the brain using neuroimaging. I have an extensive background in modeling of complex systems in computer architecture, cognition and behavior in educational systems, and nonlinear influence in marriage. In the past I have been responsible for multimodal neuroimaging data collection and analysis in the Seattle Longitudinal Study (N~160, data collected at 4 time points). My current emphasis is on characterization of dynamic fluctuations of connectivity within intrinsic networks, and how these fluctuations are affected by age and neurodegenerative disease.