March 3: New paper in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience with Sori Baek and Dr. Lauren Emberson

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Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), we conducted the first investigation of infant frontoparietal network engagement as a function of the predictability of visual events. We found that frontoparietal activity and functional connectivity in 6-month-old infants were significantly different when the stimuli were predictable versus unpredictable. Our results show that the frontoparietal network may underlie how the young infant brain communicates predictions and suggest that this network may be functionally available early in life despite its protracted developmental trajectory.