At the Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU), at University of Helsinki, we address human auditory and crossmodal cognition, as well as their impairments and plasticity. The main research areas are human language and music processes, their plasticity, and the development of auditory functions. Our laboratory serves both research and teaching purposes. CBRU is a part of the Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Faculty of Medicine, and Department of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences. It also belongs to Cognitive Brain Laboratory, which is a HiLIFE research infrastructure platform.
Cognitive Brain Research Unit
Uncovering lifelong brain dynamics
The risk of dyslexia can already be detected in the infant’s brain - brain research provides ways to identify dyslexia risk early
Dyslexia might be caused by atypical language development, such as problems in speech discrimination. These challenges can already be detected...
Variability in natural speech is challenging for the dyslexic brain
A new study brings neural-level evidence that the continuous variation in natural speech makes the discrimination of phonemes challenging for...