[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170103148]
Researchers Dr Paul Sowman; Dr Wei He; Dr Jon Brock
Brief description This project aims to track developmental changes in brain activity and connectivity in typically developing three-to-six year-old children. The preschool years are a time of huge change in children's cognitive abilities, but little is known of the corresponding changes in brain function. This work will use child-optimised magnetoencephalography to test the hypothesis that early cognitive development is characterised by refinement of the brain's innate ability to generate predictions about the sensory environment. The resulting insights could improve understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.
Funding Amount $367,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects