Current Research and Interests
My research focuses on the emergence of (social) cognitive abilities in the typical and atypically developing human brain from early childhood through adulthood, using a variety of neuroimaging methods, such as ERP, fMRI, and TMS in combination with behavioural methods. In particular, I have been working on pinpointing the developmental trajectories underlying the cortical specialization for face processing and how these map onto the corresponding increases in processing proficiency. Lately, I have also become interested in the changing neural patterns of functional and
effective connectivity across the developmental span, using dynamic causal modeling methods.