Our research program examines the development of the cognitive processes related to language, reading, and mathematics from the behavioral genetic perspective. We use a wide range of studies and methods involving twin and adoption designs, molecular genetics, brain imaging, and eye-tracking approaches, as well as careful study of the environments associated with the development of language, reading, and math skills. In addition to research, we support mentorship opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral students, and visiting fellows. All projects in the lab are focused on the following questions:
- The development of the cognitive processes associated with language, reading and mathematics skills.
- Understanding the etiology of these processes and skills in typical and atypical development.
- Understanding the etiology of the comorbidity and independence among these processes and skills.