UEL Baby Dev Lab

Early Life Sensitivity (ELSA)

Early Life Sensitivity (ELSA)

ELSA project participant

This project is in two parts. The first, led by Zeynep Suata, looks at how childrens’ reactions to emotional challenge change over time. You can read more about this project here.

The second part of the project, which is led by Katie Daubney, directly compares childrens’ reactivity to different types of challenge. Specifically it looks at whether children who are more reactive to the emotional challenges that Zeynep is looking at (such as toy removal) are also more reactive in positive, attention-eliciting contexts (such as when a new item of information is presented). You can read more about this project here.

Latest publications

  1. Wass, S., Daubney, K., Golan, J., Logan, F., & Kushnerenko, E. (2019). Elevated physiological arousal is associated with larger but more variable neural responses to small acoustic change in children during a passive auditory attention task. Developmental cognitive neuroscience. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878929318300501