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Neurodevelopmental disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders refer to conditions of impaired cognitive and motor functions stemming from an atypical development of the brain. They affect executive functions, emotion, learning and memory, and motor functions and the symptoms unfold over time.

The most common neurodevelopmental disorders are ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, language disorders and dyslexia, mental retardation, cerebral palsy and acquired brain injuries.

The research aims at understanding the complex gene versus environmental interactions that causes the disorders and find new targets for prevention and intervention.

Research groups

Researcher Research area
Susanne Bejerot ADHD and autism spectrum disorders
Krister K. Boman Psychosocial childhood research
Sven Bölte Autism spectrum disorders
Sandra Ceccatelli Developmental neurotoxicology
Ann-Christin Eliasson Paediatric neurology, neurodevelopment
Hans Forssberg Neurodevelopmental disorders
Peter Fransson Large-scale connectivity in the human brain
Linda Halldner Henriksson Predictors for neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD
Rochellys Diaz Heijtz Developmental cognitive neuroscience
Eric Herlenius Autonomic control in infants
Juha Kere Genetics and molecular biology of dyslexia and cognitive development
Torkel Klingberg Developmental cognitive neuroscience
Hugo Lagercrantz Neonatal pain
Jan-Olov Larsson Child and adolescent psychiatry
Per-Anders Rydelius Child and adolescent psychiatry
Thomas Sejersen Neuropediatrics
Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér Neural differentiation and cancer development
Lisa Thorell Cognitive processes and ADHD