Learning and Neural Development (LAND) Lab

The long-term goal of our lab is to understand how cognitive and brain development support or constrain learning outcomes. The emerging field of developmental cognitive neuroscience is unveiling vast structural and functional changes in neural systems across the brain. Likewise, core memory systems undergo substantial change across development. What do these changes mean for learning and memory systems? For language acquisition and achievement? For learning in more versus less enriching environments?

Answering these questions is fundamental to understanding the nature of learning during childhood, to knowing why there are age-related limits on learning (critical or sensitive periods), and to understanding the role of the environment in shaping the relationship between brain development, cognitive development and learning.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

WHO WE ARE

We are a cognitive neuroscience and developmental laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto led by Dr. Amy Finn. Our research team is interested in understanding how the developing human brain supports learning and memory.

OUR RESEARCH

How do brain and cognitive development constrain and enable learning?

OUR PUBLICATIONS

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                   CONTACT US

                                Finn Learning and Neural Development Lab
                                Department of Psychology
                                University of Toronto
                                100 St. George Street, Sidney Smith Hall
                                Toronto, ON, M5S 3G3
                                [email protected]
                                416-978-6387