Welcome to the Gaab Lab! As part of Boston Children's Hospital's Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, our research focuses on children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders, particularly language-based learning disabilities. 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 the brain correlates of reading fluency are, or whether there is any connection between musical training and language and reading development.
We invite you to learn more about our lab and ongoing research by clicking on the links to the left.
Fun in the brain camera!
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