What is Cognitive Phenomics?


The long-term goal of the Center for Cognitive Phenomics is to foster trans-disciplinary research that will overcome bottlenecks in defining the phenotypes most important for neuropsychiatric research – especially the identification of traceable targets for gene and drug discovery. We aim to use a process of "dynamic phenotyping," starting with initial phenotypes drawn from current literature, using modern psychometric theory to extract latent traits or "endophenotypes," and use these to test specific neural systems models. These can then serve in genomic association, neuroimaging, and basic neuro-psychopharmacology studies to iteratively refine phenotypes for the next rounds of investigation. 
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