Research Center for Child Mental Development,
- About Us
The Research Center for Child Mental Development at Kanazawa University started more than a decade ago. At the beginning of the second decade, this research center was reorganized into three Divisions: (i) Basic Science and Translational Research, (ii) Clinical Medicine and Social Implementation, and (iii) Integrated Art and Sciences and Local Community Support.
Our main purposes are (i) to elucidate molecular mechanisms for child mental and brain development and generate drugs that modulate social behaviors, (ii) to devise diagnostic system for autism spectrum disorders utilizing magnetoencephalography (MEG) and incorporate robots into caregiving, and (iii) to develop science-based supporting programs, educational materials, and teacher-training courses. In addition to collaboration with school teachers in local areas, we hold communicative group sessions with autistic people with autism and their family members on a bi-monthly basis. These activities also serve as good opportunities for research and education of the United Graduate School of Child Development we are affiliated with.
We hope that our research outcomes will contribute to the practice of medical care, education, and support for development. Obviously, cooperation among people with diverse backgrounds are indispensable for translational research and social implementation. We are welcome to any suggestions and advice and looking forward to your participation.