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The Gaab Lab for Developmental Neuroscience

Baby friendly environment Mock Scan Area Boston Children's Hospital - Waltham Location Actual MRI suite

Welcome to the Gaab Lab!

As part of Boston Children's Hospital's Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, our research focuses on children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders, particularly language-based learning disabilities. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together curious scientists from the basic and applied sciences, such as neuroscience, psychology, and education, with clinicians in various fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology. The Gaab Lab works on basic and translational research questions related to learning disabilities and especially typical and atypical language and reading development. We currently investigate a series of research questions, such as whether there are any neural pre-markers of developmental dyslexia in the pre-reading brain (infants and preschoolers), what the brain correlates of reading fluency are, and whether there is any connection between musical training and language and reading development.

Heard about our current studies?
The BabyBOLD project is seeking infants between 2 and 12 months of age for a new longitudinal MRI study.
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The Milagros project is seeking preschoolers between 4 and 6 years of age for a study on language development.
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El proyecto Milagros busca a preescolares entre 4-6 años de edad para contribuir a un estudio de investigación sobre el desarrollo lingüístico.
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