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UCD Babylab

Research at the UCD Babylab, led by Associate Professor Michelle Downes, aims to better understand how the brain and behaviour of infants and young children develop in the first five years of life.


Researchers at the lab are primarily interested in research topics such as executive function, learning, play, sleep, family function and the influences of modern life on development (such as digital technology and vaping). The lab also conducts paediatric neuropsychology research with older paediatric patient groups within these research topics. 


The lab uses a variety of techniques including EEG, eye tracking, actigraphy, and behavioural assessment. If you are interested in their research in the domains of developmental cognitive neuroscience and educational neuroscience please visit the website to read more (opens in a new window)here.

UCD School of Psychology

Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.