The BRISE research lab is set up for children between the first year of life and young school age. Especially in the first years of life, children learn a variety of skills. They have a natural tendency to respond attentively to new and unexpected stimuli. Children learn to adapt their behavior to the environment or a task, to remember more and more things, to wait for a short time or to flexibly look for new ways to solve a task. They learn to perceive themselves as a person, to communicate with others through language and to assess their preferences. They need all of this to have a good start in school and to find their own place in our society.
In order to explore at what age children master these skills and what brain maturation processes accompany them, we use EEG and behavioral observations. To this end, we have developed a child-friendly procedure and hygiene concept so that the children and their parents feel comfortable and at the same time they are protected in the best possible way against corona infection.
In our family room there are toys for your child so that the family can arrive in peace. We discuss the schedule of examinations with parents and make sure to take breaks in between. The exam rooms are also child-friendly, but set up so that when children are performing tasks with us, they are not distracted. We assure parents that they can ask questions at any time and that we will respond to their requests spontaneously. 3G, AHA + L - rules, as well as wearing FFP2 masks is firmly established in the procedures. The children do not need to wear masks.