RESEARCH NETWORK ON EARLY EXPERIENCE AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

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Development of an Orbital-Prefrontal Task

This project is focused on the development of a battery of cognitive tests for human infants and toddlers that are adaptations of tasks originally developed for animal studies. Since extensive primate work has been done using these tests (in normal and lesioned animals), the links between performance on these tasks and the underlying neurosubstrates are reasonably well established. The cognitive battery of tests thus may eventually be used to draw comparisons between monkey populations (such as the monkeys in the Timing of Maternal Separation Study) and human populations (such as the children in our Bucharest Early Intervention Project).

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The John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

The James S McDonnell Foundation