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Human Development research shows how brain waves change as we grow

Posted by struscott | September 6, 2018
Sammy Perone
Human Development researcher Sammy Perone

At Washington State University’s Childhood Cognition Lab, Sammy Perone, assistant professor in the Department of Human Development, is revealing how our brain waves change as we grow, affecting our ability to think, reason and remember.

In a recent paper in the journal Developmental Science, Perone describes how the team of scientists developed a new way to study brainwaves in children using electroencephalography, or EEG.

They observed patterns of certain brainwaves associated with executive function, our ability to set and achieve goals, that change as we develop.

Perone’s research opens the door to new understandings of how human cognition develops and functions, potentially benefiting mental health, education and development.

Read his article here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/desc.12691