Attention, Brain and Cognitive Development (Prof. Gaia Scerif)
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Founded in 2006
Over 50 research articles published
Winners of over 10 research grants
We investigate typical and atypical attention development at multiple levels: the cognitive and neural processes involved and the impact of attentional difficulties on learning and memory.
Attention shapes what we act upon and learn from our environment. And yet there is much to be discovered about the following:
- How do attentional processes develop in infants, toddlers and children as they become attentive adults?
- How does the brain implement these developing functions?
- How do genetic and environmental factors constrain the development of attention?
- What is the impact of attentional difficulties on learning over developmental time?
We ask these questions by studying typically and atypically developing people from early childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Our group is also part of the Oxford Centre for Developmental Science.
How does attention matter to developing numeracy?
How does atypical attention affect developing cognition?
How do they operate in a social and non-social context?
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What have we worked on in the past?