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Nadine Gaab

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston
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Degree:  Ph.D., University of Zürich, Switzerland, (2004)
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Faculty Assistant:  Kidus Mezgebu


Nadine is an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Medical School, and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT. Her current research within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience focuses on auditory and language processing in the human brain and its applications for the development of typical and atypical language and literacy skills. The Gaablab utilizes structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as well as behavioral measurement tools. The Gaablab is currently working on various topics such as the identification of possible pre-markers of developmental dyslexia in the pre-reading and infant brain, the identification of the underlying neural mechanism of comorbidity of developmental dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, brain plasticity following sound and music based remediation programs for reading and language impaired, children, the influence of musical training on cognitive and academic abilities and the neural correlates of language and reading development across the life-span. The Gaablab employs cross-sectional and longitudinal study designs, and works closely with over 20 private and public schools within the Greater New England area. Please visit for more info.

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