Sen. Klein and Einstein College Launch New Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab
BRONX, N.Y. -- Senator Klein joined administrators and faculty members of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University this morning to officially open their new Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory. Several pieces of equipment, including advanced electroencephalogram (EEG) systems, stimulus delivery equipment and specialized video recording devices, were purchased through a $1 million capital grant that Klein secured for Einstein in the 2009-2010 budget cycle.
The mission of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab is to understand how the brain function of individuals with disorders such as autism, attention deficit disorder and childhood schizophrenia differs from that of their typically-developing peers. The facility includes a new 5,000-square-foot lab housing specially designed rooms that allow researchers to control sound and other stimuli and the latest tools to monitor the responses of study participants and patients. The ultimate goal of the lab is to use the information collected to advance the field and develop targeted intervention programs.
"There's still so much we need to learn about these types of brain disorders" said Senator Jeffrey D. Klein. "That's why I am pleased we were able to secure these needed funds for our outstanding medical institution, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It's my hope that the Bronx can continue to lead the way for this type of medical research and innovation and that our residents will be better for it."