Developmental Science Laboratory

The Developmental Science Lab was established in 2004 and is located in Weiss Hall on Temple’s Main Campus in North Philadelphia.  Our ongoing research studies are addressing various questions, including how infants and children come to see other people as similar to (or different from) themselves.  As part of this area of investigation, we are interested in how the body is represented in the developing brain, and how neural maps of the body change with bodily growth and sensorimotor experience. Many of our studies involve measuring brain activity using the electroencephalogram (EEG), with a particular focus on sensorimotor brain rhythms such as the mu rhythm. Much of our research has focused on infant development, although we have been exploring related questions in older children and adults.

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