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.

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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.

Group leaders and research areas

Susanne Bejerot, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders

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

Ola Hermanson, Neuronal development and differentiation

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