The overall research goal for AMBLE is focused on improving learning environments and educational practices that influence cognitive outcomes.

The AMBLE research projects focus on studying developmental and learning trajectories of children, as well as determinants and neural correlates of cognitive processes relevant to knowledge acquisition and learning. More specifically, this means studying underlying neural and cognitive mechanisms for the development of language, reading and mathematical skills in interaction with the learning environment such as the following key issues:

  • The development and role of executive functions, phonological skills, numerosity and mentalizing for the acquisition of language, reading and mathematics
  • Structure and function of the brain related to specific cognitive and behavioural processes and characteristics involved in reading and mathematics
  • Targeted interventions for enhancing school-related skills and children’s academic achievement
  • Monitoring of neural activity and activation patterns, as well as of links between cognitive, behavioral and neural change in school-based intervention studies