Developing Brain: From Infancy to AdolescenceSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Human Development, Neuroscience, Psychology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

A cognitive behavioral neuroscience perspective is used to explore the normal development of the child, from infancy to adolescence with regard to perception, attention language, learning, memory, executive function, emotion, and social cognition. Brain structures and functions that support these processes developmentally, such as neuroplasticity and critical/sensitive periods are considered, as are the implications of culture and the social context. Scandinavian perspectives are considered where applicable.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Education / Educational Studies, Pre-Medicine / Health Science


Elodie Cauvet

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Obtained her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, from Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris (France). Her research interest started with language acquisition in infants leading to the study of the cerebral processing of language and music in adults. She became interested in neurodevelopmental disorders starting with developmental dyslexia then expending into autism spectrum disorders as well as ADHD. She is using techniques from psychology as well as neuroimaging in her research, this includes MRI (anatomical and functional) as well as EEG and eye tracking. She has been conducting her latest research at Karolinska Institutet Center for Neuro-developmental Disorders (KIND). Her interests include social cognitive skills, empathy and emotion processing within the whole spectrum of functioning from typicality till disorders such as ASD. She has been with DIS since 2016.

Monica Siqueiros

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Monica Siqueiros is a psychologist and a PhD student at the Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet. In her PhD research, she aims to investigate the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to individual differences in cognitive measures associated to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in children and infants combining eye-tracking, EEG and a twin design. With DIS Since 2019.