Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Sir Richard Steele
If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.
Welcome to the Gaab lab for developmental cognitive neuroscience. Our lab investigates perceptual, cognitive and brain development in typically developing infants and children, as well as children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders.
Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together curious scientists from the basic and applied sciences, such as neuroscience, psychology, and education, with clinicians in various fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology. We work on basic and translational research questions related to learning disabilities and especially typical and atypical language and reading development. We currently investigate a series of research questions such as whether there are any neural pre-markers of developmental dyslexia in the pre-reading brain (infants and preschoolers), what are the brain correlates of reading fluency or whether there is any connection between musical training and language and reading development.
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