Reading and Literacy and their Development
in the Child’s Brain: Professor Donna Coch
Professor Donna Coch conducts neuroscientific research
investigating processes related to reading and language. By using the
event-related potential (ERP) method, a noninvasive recording of brainwaves,
she answers questions concerning how children develop the
skills and neurocognitive systems involved in reading
and language, how lower-level visual and auditory processing
skills contribute to reading skills, and what might
change in the brain as children learn how to read. She conducts ERP
research with both typical and atypical populations, and with both
children and adults. A developmental cognitive neuroscientist,
she is interested in developing stronger connections
between psychological and neuroscientific research findings and educational
practice and policy. More details can be found on Professor
Coch's Education web page.
Moral Education: Professor Garrod
Garrod conducts research on moral reasoning in adolescence.
He uses autobiographical narrative to probe the nature of the development
of the moral mind. He also conducts research on cross-cultural aspects
of moral development in a variety of cultures, such as Bosnia, shown
on the left. More details can be found on Professor Garrod's
Education web page.