Welcome to the Baby Brain Research Project


The Baby Brain Research Project team is pleased to announce we have now completed recruitment for all studies. We would like to thank all participants who kindly volunteered their time. We will provide updates on the results for each study as soon as they become available. 

In affiliation with Deakin University’s Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU ) at the School of Psychology, the Baby Brain Research Project was founded in 2015 and is the brain child of lead researcher Dr. Melissa Hayden and PhD candidate Ms. Sasha Davies.

The Baby Brain Research Project aims to learn more about how pregnancy may change women’s brain functioning as they prepare for motherhood by using safe, non-invasive neuroscience approaches such as electroencephalography (EEG) and standardised  behavioural cognitive tasks.

Since its conception, the Baby Brain Research Project has grown to include Prof. Linda Byrne as associate supervisor, Assoc. Prof. Jarrad Lum and Dr. Elizabeth Westrupp as contributing investigators, and PhD candidates Denise Foley, Michael Do, and Michael Barham as research assistants.

For further information, please visit the “Projects” tab at the top of this page or click HERE.

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