Waisman Investigators Receive Grant to Improve Brain Imaging in Young Children

A team of investigators at the Waisman Center was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health to both improve brain imaging techniques for infants and build a quantitative atlas of typical early brain development.

New Study Finds Toddlers Incorporate Gender into their Language Processing

Our understanding of language relies on more than just the spoken word. A myriad of external cues, like nonverbal signals and a person’s characteristics, contribute to how we understand and process language as we speak and communicate with others.

UW-Madison es clave en estudio emblemático enfocado en el desarrollo del cerebro infantil y el impacto del abuso de substancias y el estrés en niños e infantes

La Universidad de Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) será una de las 25 instituciones que estudiarán el desarrollo temprano del cerebro y comportamiento, y el impacto de la exposición temprana a substancias – como opioides – y estresores sociales en niños e infantes. Esta nueva iniciativa, Cerebro y Desarrollo Infantil Saludable (HBCD, en inglés), es liderada por los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (NIH, en inglés) y el Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH HEAL InitiativeSM).

UW-Madison is key site on landmark study focused on early childhood brain development and the impact of substance abuse and stress in infants and young children

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will be one of 25 sites to study early brain and behavior development and the impact of early exposure to substances – such as opioids – and social stressors in infants and young children.