Attention, Brain & Cognitive Development
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Founded in 2006
Over 60 research articles published
Passionate about public engagement
Prof. Gaia Scerif
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? Can a combined executive and early numeracy intervention help children build stronger foundations for later maths?
How does atypical attention affect developing cognition?
How do children make decisions about visual information as they get older?
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