Welcome!

The Cognitive Development & Neuroimaging Lab (CDN Lab) is located in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota.

Research in the CDN Lab explores the development and neural bases of learning, memory, and attention during infancy through early adolescence. We use structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), as well as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to investigate how changes in children's cognitive development relate to brain development.

Our work includes not only studies of typical cognitive development, but also examines the effects of subtle neurological insults on later cognitive and brain function.

Over the past years we have welcomed the participation of thousands of children and their families from the local community. If you would like to find out more about our studies please feel free to explore our site or contact our lab.

Recent News

Members of our lab recently attended the meeting of the International Congress for the Integrative Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in Pittsburgh; view their posters on the publications page.