3. Attention Difficulties: Mechanisms and Plasticity
How does atypical attention affect developing cognition?
This project (2012-2018) investigates how attention difficulties modulate interactions with the environment, and whether these are amenable to intervention. It also contrasts distinct genetic disorders with common high risk of inattention and hyperactivity, to understand similarities and differences in attention trajectories.
The lead researchers on this project are Andria Shimi, Eira Fomicheva, Rachel Wu and Jacalyn Guy. You can read more about this project here.
James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award to Gaia Scerif (Understanding Human Cognition). It was also funded by an Oxford-McGill Neuroscience Partnership Grant to Gaia Scerif, Kia Nobre, Armando Bertone and Jake Burack