Project "Links between brain activity (EEG) and cognitive capacities"

Is there unique brain activity that is associated with good memory performance? With poor memory performance? This study aims to determine whether the brain activity of individuals with good memories, whether they be typically developing children (5-9 years old), young adults (20-30 years old) or healthy older adults (65-75 years old), differs from that of individuals with relatively poorer memories. Moreover, we aim to determine whether there is a unique EEG signature that differentiates successful memory performance as compared to memory failure on a trial-unique basis. In a related project, we will characterize the EEG microstates found in individuals with atypical development, including individuals with Down syndrome or William syndrome.

2018 – present


  • Banta Lavenex, Pamela, professeure extraordinaire, UniDistance Suisse
  • Lavenex, Pierre, Ph.D. Co-PI, Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Development, Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne
  • Jabès, Adeline, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Lausanne
  • Michel, Christoph, Ph.D., Collaborator, University of Geneva
  • Vicari, Stefano, Ph.D. Collaborator, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome
  • Association Suisse du Syndrome de Williams (Switzerland)
  • ART21 Association Romande Trisomie 21  (Switzerland)
  • Associazione Famiglie Sindrome di Williams (Milano, Italy)
  • Associazione Genitori Sindrome di Williams (Italy)
  • Associazione Italiana Persone Down (Italy)



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