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The Gaab Lab for Developmental Neuroscience

See us on television!

The Gaab Lab was featured on a segment of Boston's Channel 5 Chronicle program on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Watch a clip here!

NPR reports

  • Our music research was featured on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered as part of the Brain Matters Series. You can listen to the story here!
  • Our dyslexia research was also featured in the Brain Matters Series. You can listen to that story here!
  • November 5, 2007 - KPCW (Utah public radio) interview with Nadine Gaab, Ph.D.: Some children with dyslexia struggle to read because their brains aren't properly wired to process fast-changing sounds. A new study finds that sound training via computer exercises can literally rewire the brains of these children and improve their reading skills. Here to discuss the study is Nadine Gaab, the Principle Investigator at the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children's Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard. [MP3 download: click here]!

Press coverage

Our research is discussed in a recent article in Usable Knowledge, the online magazine published by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Our latest publication, "White matter alterations in infants at risk for developmental dyslexia" has been released in Cerebral Cortex and is featured on the Boston Children's Hospital Vector Blog. The story has also been shared with the Harvard community through Harvard Medicine News and the Harvard Gazette.
The Boston Globe has featured this research in print on Jan. 11, 2016 and in the online magazine, betaBoston! Read the article here.

Our 2014 PLOS ONE publication also received a lot of press coverage. Here are some of the articles: The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) also featured our work on their website.

Dr. Nadine Gaab was featured in Science. They profiled Nadine, her career, and the translational nature of the research conducted in the Gaab Lab.

Our 2012 PNAS publication also got great press coverage. Some articles discussing our article, "Functional Characteristics of Developmental Dyslexia in Left-Hemispheric Posterior Brain Regions Predate Reading Onset," include:
Press Release
US News and World Report
Fox News
The Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute Letter

Fall 2009 - Vector magazine. Making brain research child's play: Imagine getting an active, energetic 4- to 6-year-old to separate from her mother and climb into a scary machine that encases her head and makes weird noises. Then imagine asking her to lie completely still, in near darkness, for 45 minutes or more while concentrating on a series of mental tasks. Normally, children this young must be sedated for functional MRI studies, which give scientists a glimpse of the brain at work by measuring shifts in blood flow and oxygenation. Children's researchers Nora Raschle and Nadine Gaab, PhD have found a fun way to image very young children without the use of sedation. Read more.

February 2008 - CHB DREAM magazine. From bench to bedside to classroom: Gaab is part of a growing body of scientists who find that neuroscience is sadly estranged from real-life applications and want to bridge this gap. As part of a burgeoning field called neuro-education, Gaab is opening channels of communication between cognitive neuroscience and the education system by taking what she discovers in the lab and bringing it into local classrooms to share with teachers, who can then incorporate her discoveries into their curricula. Read more.

December 2007 - Scientific Learning. Sound Training Rewires Dyslexic Children's Brains For Reading: A very recently published brain-imaging study suggests that children with developmental dyslexia struggle with reading because their brains do not process fast-changing sounds properly. Moreover the study found that with the help of computerized sound training, the children with developmental dyslexia were able to literally rewire their brain. This resulted in more accurate sound processing and hence better language and reading. Read more.

The Gaab Lab was on the front page of the Boston Globe. The newspaper featured an article about our Infant MRI study.