the strength to which activity between a pair of brain regions covaries or correlates over time. That is, if two brain regions are consistently active at the same time, they are said to be “functionally connected”.
Lauren Wagner is a doctoral student of Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she uses magnetic resonance imaging and behavior to understand the neural bases of language development in infancy and adolescence. Lauren is passionate about discovering the secrets of the brain's critical and sensitive periods for language-learning. Outside of the lab, she is currently an officer at the Science Policy Group at UCLA and enjoys researching issues in science policy, science diplomacy, and linguistic equity in science. In her free time, she enjoys learning languages, gardening, and testing out new recipes on friends. Lauren received her bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience and Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.