UEL Baby Dev Lab

Marta Perapoch Amadó

Marta Perapoch Amadó

Marta is a PhD student supervised by Dr Sam Wass and funded by the European Research Council. Her research aims to investigate the development of both emotion and attention regulation during the first 15 months of life. More specifically, she is interested in looking at whether/ how infants become less determined by their parents over time.

Before starting her PhD, Marta worked at the Cambridge Baby Lab as a Research Assistant in The Brain Imaging for Global Health (BRIGHT) project. The BRIGHT project is a longitudinal, multi-method study that follows infants in the UK and the Gambia from birth to 24 months of age. Its aim is to establish brain function-for-age curves of infants in both these settings and gain an insight into developmental influences. Marta was responsible for day-to-day project management as well as data collection in the UK. She also worked in the Sleep Lab at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC).

Prior to this, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Barcelona and a Master’s degree in Neuroscience at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Other publications

  1. Frijia, E. M., Billing, A., Lloyd-Fox, S., Rosas, E. V., Collins-Jones, L., Crespo-Llado, M. M., Perapoch Amadó, M., Topun Austin, Andrea Edwards, Dunneg, L., Smith, G., Nixon-Hill, R., Powell S., Everdell L. N. & Cooper, R. J. (2021). Functional imaging of the developing brain with wearable high-density diffuse optical tomography: a new benchmark for infant neuroimaging outside the scanner environment. NeuroImage225, 117490.
  2. McCann, S., Perapoch Amadó, M., & Moore, S. E. (2020). The role of iron in brain development: a systematic review. Nutrients12(7), 2001.
  3. Belal, S., Cousins, J., El-Deredy, W., Parkes, L., Schneider, J., Tsujimura, H., Zoumpoulaki, A.; Perapoch, M., Santamaria & Lewis, P. (2018). Identification of memory reactivation during sleep by EEG classification. Neuroimage176, 203-214.

  • Email Marta Perapoch Amadó at m.perapochamado2001@uel.ac.uk

Latest publications

  1. Wass, S., Perapoch Amadó, M., & Ives, J. (2022). Oscillatory entrainment to our early social or physical environment and the emergence of volitional control. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878929322000469#!