We hope everyone has a wonderful winter! Our lab had a great time celebrating each other and relaxing after a busy fall semester. We hope you enjoy winter break!
We're excited to welcome Brian Rivera to the Stroller team! Brian is a site coordinator on the Baby's First Years project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is joining us to provide his expertise on the Baby's First Years project, help train our team on EEG methodology and analyses, and set up our R00 grant.
Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach (CUNO) hosts Saturday Science, which are fun activity fairs for children to learn more about the brain through hands-on activities. Haleigh Brown, a graduate student in the lab, volunteers with CUNO and helped at their September Saturday Science event.
A growing body of research has found socioeconomic disparities in children's language and memory development in early childhood. The BUDDY Study first followed approximately 200 children through the first three years of their life understand how brain function, language, and memory develops during this important period. The second phase of the BUDDY Study will follow these children until age 4.5.
In response to the growing body of research examining the effects of socioeconomic disparities on cognitive development, Baby's First Years is the first randomized experiment testing causal connections between poverty reduction and brain development among very young children.