Dr. Signe Bray, PhD

Pronouns: She / her
Signe Bray

Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Radiology

Scientific Director

Child and Adolescent Imaging Research Program

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Full Member

Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Adjunct Associate Professor

Faculty of Arts , Department of Psychology

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Phone number

Office: 403.955.7389

Background

Educational Background

B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2003

Doctor of Philosophy Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, 2008

Biography

I study the brain, how it develops, and how it is affected in mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. I use functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study learning and cognition, with a focus on cognitive development and the effects of neurodevelopmental disorders on the brain. My research goals are to apply neuroimaging to better understand how developmental changes in brain architecture affect information processing, and how structural alterations, resulting from developmental disorders, lead to cognitive difficulties. I am also interested in the effects of learning and practice on brain activity, structure and behavior.

Within the HBI I participate in the Mathison Centre for Mental Health and Neurodevelopment priority areas.

Research

Areas of Research

Brain
Cognitive Development
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurodevelopment
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Neuroimaging
Activities

Dr. Signe Bray uses functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study learning and cognition, with a focus on cognitive development and the effects of neurodevelopmental disorders on the brain. Her research goals are to apply neuroimaging to better understand how developmental changes in brain architecture affect information processing, and how structural alterations, resulting from developmental disorders, lead to cognitive difficulties. She is also interested in the effects of learning and practice on brain activity, structure and behavior.

Participation in university strategic initiatives