Klingberg Laboratory

The research of this group is aimed at better understanding the neural basis for cognitive and academic development during childhood and training-induced plasticity of the brain.

illustration Klingberg laboratory research focus

Research focus

The research of this group is aimed at better understanding the neural basis for cognitive and academic development during childhood and training-induced plasticity of the brain. In particular, we focus on working memory and attention, which are central aspects of cognition. Among the academic abilities we are especially interested in is development of mathematical ability.

The methodology includes functional MRI to study brain activity, diffusion tensor imaging to measure myelination, neural network models, genetic analysis and computerized measures of behavior. A major focus is development of computerized methods for improving attention and working memory in children with working memory deficits.

Julia Ericson

PhD student

Nicholas Judd

PhD student

Samson Nivins

Postdoctoral studies

Richard Scruggs

Postdoctoral studies

Selected publications

Grit Is Associated with Structure of Nucleus Accumbens and Gains in Cognitive Training.
Nemmi F, Nymberg C, Helander E, Klingberg T
J Cogn Neurosci 2016 Nov;28(11):1688-1699

The neuroscience of working memory capacity and training.
Constantinidis C, Klingberg T
Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 2016 07;17(7):438-49

Specialization of the Right Intraparietal Sulcus for Processing Mathematics During Development.
Schel MA, Klingberg T
Cereb. Cortex 2017 09;27(9):4436-4446

Changes in cortical dopamine D1 receptor binding associated with cognitive training.
McNab F, Varrone A, Farde L, Jucaite A, Bystritsky P, Forssberg H, et al
Science 2009 Feb;323(5915):800-2

Prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia control access to working memory.
McNab F, Klingberg T
Nat. Neurosci. 2008 Jan;11(1):103-7

Contact and visit us

Contact information for the Klingberg Laboratory at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet.

Postal address

Karolinska Institutet
Department of Neuroscience
171 77 Stockholm

Visiting address (visitors, couriers, etc.)

Karolinska Institutet
Biomedicum, Quarter D4
Solnavägen 9
171 65 Solna

Delivery address (goods, parcels, etc.)

Biomedicum
Tomtebodavägen 16
171 65 Solna

Karolinska Institutet, Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9

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