Early executive function development in moderate-to-late preterm infants

Project Code

MRCNMH24Br Holmboe

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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We will investigate how moderate-to-late preterm (MLP) infants (32-37 weeks gestation) develop early executive function skills (cognitive skills that allow children to adapt and learn) compared to term born infants. In 2021, about 44,000 MLP babies were born in the UK. These children often experience EF difficulties at school age, but it is unknown when these difficulties first emerge. This is important to know in order to plan appropriate support and intervention.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Karla Holmboe

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