Maturation of the brain and the development of cognitive abilities [ 2006 - 2009 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers A/Prof M Anderson; Dr AM Fox; Ms CL Reid; Prof DV Bishop

Brief description This project aims to develop techniques for measuring the growing brain. We will use these techniques to determine how the growing brain influences a child's intellectual ability and to answer an important question - do areas of the brain mature at the same or different rates and what influence does that have on the development of specific abilities such as language and reasoning? An answer to this question will make an important contribution to our theoretical understanding of developmental disorders. Moreover, given the influence of intellectual development on life prospects, it is important to understand how early brain development impacts on a child's ability to learn.

Funding Amount $480,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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