The Baby Connectome Project (BCP) and the BCP-Enriched studies investigate brain development trajectories in the first years of life and influencing factors such as nutrition, sleep and gut microbiota.
Executive functions (inhibition, working memory, cognitive flexibility) develop in children as an interplay of brain maturation, including myelination, and external environmental factors (e.g. nutrition, stimulation).
Social skills emerge in infancy and develop during childhood when social interactions grow exponentially. They mature alongside brain changes in areas that process social information, the social brain.
The early building blocks of executive functions (EFs) —higher-order cognitive processes underlying goal-directed behavior—are acquired during infancy and undergo remarkable improvement throughout this period. Professor Cuevas will discuss the emergence and development of EFs during infancy, wit
Diet quality has been associated with cognition and academic achievement of pediatric populations, where dietary patterns with a low consumption of fish, fruits, and vegetables, and high in fast food, sausages, and soft drinks have been linked to poorer outcomes.
This manuscript provides preliminary findings from the first study ever conducted in term neurotypically developing children which connects dietary sphingomyelin (SM) intake from infant nutrition products to cognitive development and brain myelination.