The cognitive developmental unit
The cognitive developmental research unit (EKUP) was established in 2006 and is funded by the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth, and Family affairs. The purpose of EKUP is to investigate and promote basic research with respect to children's neurological, cognitive, and social development, focusing both on typically developing children and children at risk.
About the group
The target population of EKUP is typically developing children. However, we also conduct research with children showing atypical development, and children at risk of pathological development. All our studies are done with an experimental design, with an understanding of development as a combination of neural, cognitive, genetic and social factors. At EKUP we use many different methods and instruments, from observation of behavior to tests that measure eye movement and EEG.
Communicating our results
We focus on communicating our findings within the field of applied psychology, publishing our results in both national and international journals. We arrange a large annual conference and contribute to several smaller conferences.