Group J. Koenig
Research of the group focuses on norm-variants of neurodevelopment in children and adolescents with psychopathology. Special emphasis is placed on neurovisceral integration from a developmental perspective, addressing the morphology and activity of the central nervous system in interplay with metabolic function in the viscera (i.e. organ function). Physiological processes are studied in conjunction with behavioral or cognitive phenomena and domains of psychosocial functioning (i.e., emotion and emotion regulation) with clinical relevance. The aim of the group is to characterize development of brain-body interactions in association with psychosocial functioning, identifying early physiological precursors of psychopathology and predictors of outcome to inform clinical practice.