Our research is aimed at better understanding the neural basis for cognitive development during childhood. This includes studying training-induced plasticity of the brain. The psychological functions we are interested in are working memory, attention, and reasoning, as well as academic abilities such as mathematics and reading.
The methods we use include a wide range of neuroimaging techniques and statistical tools to analyze the structure and function of the brain. We are also developing computerized methods for evaluating and training working memory and mathematical abilities in children.