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.

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


--- Latest Updates ---

Professor Torkel Klingberg's latest publication "Childhood cognitive development as a skill" in Trends in Cognitive Sciences is now avaliable online, and can be downloaded here.

Our postdoc Charlotte Nymberg with colleagues published "DRD2/ANKKI Polymorphism Modulates the Effect of Ventral Striatal Activation on Working Memory Performance", in Neuropsychopharmacology.

May 16th the lab organized a Symposium on the topic "Cognitive neuroscience in Education" in Aula Medica. Click "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"

--- Work with us ---

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