Research Group Learning in Early Childhood

Our main objective is to understand how the developing human brain gives rise to cognitive functions in the domains of perception, attention, learning, memory and language. Building on these insights we aspire to identify clinically relevant neurophysiological differences in children who develop dyslexia, dyscalculia and ADHD.

We conduct cross-sectional and longitudinal observation and intervention studies from fetal to adult age. In our experiments, we combine brain recording techniques (EEG, MRI) with other physiological recording techniques, such as eye tracking, and behavioral measures. 

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Key publications:

Alex, A. M., Aguate, F., Botteron, K., Buss, C., Chong, Y.-S., Dager, S. R., … ENIGMA ORIGINs Group. (2024). A global multicohort study to map subcortical brain development and cognition in infancy and early childhood. Nature Neuroscience, 27, 176–186.
Kuhl, U., Sobotta, S., Legascreen Consortium, & Skeide, M. A. (2021). Mathematical learning deficits originate in early childhood from atypical development of a frontoparietal brain network. PLoS Biology, 19. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3001407
Skeide, M. A., Wehrmann, K., Emami, Z., Kirsten, H., Hartmann, A. M., Rujescu, D., & Legascreen Consortium. (2020). Neurobiological origins of individual differences in mathematical ability. PLoS Biology, 18. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000871
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