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Boston Children's Hospital in the Community
Summer 2015
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Dear Parents & Participants,

I hope this email find you well! As happens every summer, we have been very busy here with new studies and new team members, and are looking forward to seeing many of you in lab in the coming months.

We have exciting news here in Division of Developmental Medicine; the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience has officially turned 10 years old! Whether you've participated in our studies many times or are a new member to our growing community, we greatly appreciate your interest in our research program. Your support and participation have always been invaluable as we seek to answer many important questions about infant and child development. Here’s to another 10 years of exciting research!

Warm wishes,

Charles A. Nelson, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital in the Community

Director of Research, Division of Developmental Medicine
Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research
Professor of Pediatrics & Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

LCN 10 Year Anniversary

Last month, the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience came together for a small celebration of our 10 year anniversary!

Since this milestone is enormously important to us, we would like to share with you a short Q&A with all three of our Principal Investigators to sum up some of our work over the past 10 years as well as our expectations for the next 10! Click here to find this full interview online .

Exciting Upcoming Research Projects

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience have received a few new and exciting grants over the past couple of months. We encourage you to reach out to us with questions or interest in any of our new projects! A few of our upcoming studies include:

The Infant Screening Project (ISP)
How early can we diagnose autism? The main goal of this study is to map early development and identify infants at rish for developing an Autism spectrum Disorder and/or language and communication difficulties.

Who can participate?
  • families who have a new baby, or are expecting
  • families who have a new baby, or are expecting, and have an older child that has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Intervention for Infants with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Has your infant been diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex? We will be conducting a free 12 week play based early intervention study that may improve social and communication skills in children with TSC.

Who can participate?
  • infants between 12-36 months of age who have a clinical diagnosis of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
  • English is primary language
Boston Children's Hospital in the Community
In the Community
Upcoming Community Events

Join us at the following community events this season!

Newtonville Village Day
September 28th, 12:00-5:00 | Washington St. & Washington Park

Autism Speaks Walk
October 18, 9:00-1:00 | Mansfield's Xfinity Center
Do you have a new baby at home?

We have several ongoing infant studies, including a project looking at emotion processing in the first year. If you have welcomed a new little one and would like to stay in the loop about studies that he or she may be eligible for, please sign up for our Participant Registry!

To add your newest family member to the Participant Registry, please e-mail us at or click on the button below to sign up on our website.

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