Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Klingberg lab

The research of this group is aimed at better understanding the neural basis for cognitive development during childhood and training-induced plasticity of the brain. In particular, we focus on working memory and attention which are central aspects of cognition.

The methodology includes functional MRI to study brain activity, diffusion tensor imaging to measure myelination, neural network models and computerized measures of behavior. A major focus is development of computerized methods for improving attention and working memory in children with working memory deficits, such as those diagnosed with ADHD.

We are located at the Department of Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute campus and part of the Stockholm Brain Institute.


--- Latest Updates ---

The lab is organizing a Symposium on the topic "Cognitive neuroscience in Education" May 16th. Click on "here" for more information.

Scientific American writes about our latest study in "Brain Scans Show Promise for Early Detection of Cognitive Problems"

An articel in the Swedish Newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, featuring Torkel Klingberg, "Biologin sätter käppar i hjulet för vad vi klarar av"

Here you can read the Karolinska Institute's press release about Ullman, Almeida & Klingberg's latest study "Structural Maturation and Brain Activity Predict Future Working Memory Capacity during Childhood Development", published in the Journal of Neurscience.

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There is currently no job vacancies in the lab. For open applications, please direct your CV and cover letter to