ESSEA Working Groups

WG2: The application of novel methods for studying young children and infants.

Work Group 2 involves groups who apply novel methods for studying infants and preschool children, including eye tracking, EEG and ERP imaging methods.

Building on the work of ongoing studies of ‘at risk’ siblings and experimental work conducted with toddlers (two and three year olds) with autism a number of European groups have been conducting neuroimaging studies with both groups. Several groups are using electrophysiological measures (evoked response potentials (ERP); electroencephalographs (EEG)) and others are beginning to use structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and new technologies such as Near Infra Red Spectroscopy (NIRS).

The ESSEA COST Action will enable scientists engaged in this cutting edge work to collaborate and further develop these new technologies. Europe has many leading infant experimental scientists who are currently not engaged in autism research and the Action will enable them to forge collaborations with autism researchers for the first time.

Chair: Terje Falck-Ytter (Sweden)
Co- Chair: Marie Gomot (France)
Andreas Müller (Switzerland)
Agnes Kovacs (Hungary)
Andrei Miu (Romania)
Anneli Kylliainen (Finland)
Catherine Barthélémy (France)
Chantal Kemner (Netherlands)
Claes von Hofsten (Norway)
Eija Kärnä (Finland)
Ernő Téglás (Hungary)
Gerardo Herrera (Spain)
Guiomar Oliveira (Portugal)
Gyorgy Gergely (Hungary)
Silvana Markovska (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
Simon Baron-Cohen (UK)
Sue Fletcher-Watson (UK)