Welcome to my personal homepage. Here, you will find some information related to my research I conduct at the Laboratory for the Psychology of Child Development and Education in collaboration with the 'Imaging biomarker of brain development and disorders' .
I am full Professor at Université de Paris in cognitive neurosciences (PR1, CNU 16). My research aims at deciphering the neurodevelopmental bases of cognition. I am interested in the early stage of brain development during fetal life and its long-term effects on cognition. These early constraints on cognitive variability and development are complementary to the neuroplasticity mechanisms, extensively investigated these last years.
In this context, I have investigated the associations between variations of cortex sulcation - a stable feature of brain anatomy determined in utero - and clinical symptoms in neurodevelopmental psychiatric and neurogenetic disorders. Using the same brain imaging methods and the same theoretical framework, I also study the neurodevelopmental bases of normal variability of cognitive abilities, including inhibitory control, reading, numerical cognition... in healthy subjects from childhood to adulthood.
Such works, at the junction of cognitive and developmental neurosciences and psychology, open original and complementary translational issues in both medicine and education.
arnaud.cachia#u-paris.fr (please substitute an @ for the # in the email addresses)