Tomas Paus

PausPopulation Neuroscience: Observing to Change

Saturday, October 22, 9:15 – 10:00 a.m., Washington

Tanenbaum Chair, Population Neuroscience, Baycrest
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Dr. John and Consuela Phelan Scholar at Child Mind Institute, New York

Dr. Paus is the Tanenbaum Chair in Population Neuroscience at Baycrest, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and the Dr. John and Consuela Phelan Scholar at Child Mind Institute in New York. His work integrates epidemiology, neuroscience and genetics – through a new discipline of population neuroscience – in the pursuit of knowledge relevant for child and youth mental health.

In his work, Dr. Paus and his students and collaborators take advantage of a rich multi-modal database containing detailed information about the brains, genes and environment collected in over 4,000 typically developing adolescents.

The work published by Dr. Paus and his colleagues have been well received by peers, being cited in over 27,000 publications. The top-cited papers cover the following themes: (1) brain development during childhood and adolescence; (2) function and structure of the anterior cingulate cortex; and (3) studies of neural connectivity using a combination of brain stimulation and imaging. In 2013, Springer published his book “Population Neuroscience”.

Dr. Paus received the Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award, Gold Medal of the Masaryk University, is an elected member of the International Neuropsychology Symposium and an elected fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, serves as Associate Editor of the Human Brain Mapping and Social Neuroscience, and as a member of several Scientific Advisory Boards in Europe and North America.