The preschool years represent a critical period in one’s life for acquiring a wide range of cognitive abilities. Yet, to date, little is known about the brain function that underpins this significant cognitive development. Our study will use MagnetoEncephaloGraphy (MEG) to measure brain function in 3-to-6 year-olds. Specifically, we will investigate the development of predictive coding: how the brain uses previous experience to generate predictions about future events. Participants will listen to a 15-minute sequence of tones, which vary in their predictability and thus elicit different brain responses. This research will contribute to our understanding of early brain development and will also serve as an important baseline for studying predictive coding development in autism.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology|
2018 meeting - Macquarie University, North Ryde, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 2018 → 7 Dec 2018
|Conference||Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology|
|Period||5/12/18 → 7/12/18|