Neuroimaging demo for Ivorian Government

Our research team organized a functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy neuroimaging demonstration for the Ivorian Ministry of Education as well as a number of our Ivorian research partners. The neuroimaging demonstration events (at the University Felix Houphouet Boigny,...

Ivorian Team at Ghana ISSDB Conference

Members of the research team: Hager Ayé Clarisse, Akpe Yapo Hermann, Konan Josiane, Tanoh Fabrice and Seri Axel Blahoua participated in the 12th African Regional Workshop entitled : Researching into adaptative behaviours in contexts of change: interdisciplinary and...

How the brain learns to read in high-risk environments?

Invited Keynote presentation at the first Mexican Symposium on NIRS Neuroimaging on how the brain learns to read in environments with high risk of illiteracy. Shared our latest findings from our fNIRS neuroimaging study in rural Côte d'Ivoire tracking the development...

School conditions in rural Côte d’Ivoire

No toilets, no water, no electricity at the school ! Dr. Clarisse Hager, member of our research team in Côte d'Ivoire, shares her perspectives on field work in rural Côte d'Ivoire. The first day of the field work, as all the team members, I was so excited since it was...

A typical day of field research

Here is a short summary written by Sosthène Guei, one of the graduate students on our research team in Côte d'Ivoire: Working on the field is challenging and rewarding. Every day is a new experience interacting with the team, children, teachers but also with...

First wave of data collection in Côte d’Ivoire is done

Christelle testing a student Students in the yard during recess Girls with sweepers to clean the testing site. Axel testing while other students watched. Students back to school in the afternoon with a bundle of firewood for their teacher. Students and teachers...

Do the languages a child speaks matter when learning to read?

A new paper "Bilingualism yields language-specific plasticity in left hemisphere's circuitry for learning to read in young children" has been published in Neuropsychologia. We showed orthography-specific plasticity in the left STG and IFG based on bilingual's two...

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