Who are we?

SAPIENS is an inter-disciplinary scientific network (carried out within the framework of the European Training Network H2020) devoted to advance our understanding of social brain development. The network is built of leading European research institutions in the areas of developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience, screening and intervention for neurodevelopmental disorders, behavioural genetics, computational modelling and biomedical engineering. Our aim is to provide a multidisciplinary network environment in which cutting-edge science is combined with training young researchers. Within the network, a group of 15 young researchers will receive a comprehensive training to prepare them for future work in diverse institutional environments (academia, SMEs, public service, NGOs) along a variety of career paths including basic research, clinical translation, applied technology, and public policy. To this end, we are partnering with companies that develop novel brain imaging and behaviour monitoring tools (VicarVision, iMotions), unique algorithms that search for hidden repeated behavioural patterns in interactions (PatternVision), as well as novel analytical approaches to large longitudinal datasets (MentisCura), computational modelling tools (Phier) and innovative screening and diagnostic tools. Interested in our projects? See below to learn more about what we are working on.

LATEST NEWS

SESD Conference

The SAPIENS Early Social Development (SESD) conference will be held in Het Pand (Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent, Belgium) on the 15th, and 16th of September 2022. The Scientific Program committee …

Publications

A kindly reminder that all the publications are available on Research Gate!

London calling…

The ESRs are meeting colleagues not just online and during the training schools, but also visiting other Universities and Labs. The ESRs settled in Warsaw: Tanaya (ESR 12), and Pamela (ESR …

Next SAPIENS Training School

The next Sapiens Training School will take place from the 27th of June until the 1st of July (included) in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). This training school entitled “Applying Knowledge & …

Brain Awareness Week

On Wednesday 16th of March at 4 p.m. CET Pamela (ESR 3), will be presenting and discussing the importance of communicating (neuro)Science. She has developed during the past two years …

New Paper published!

Zsofia (ESR5) and Kloe (ESR7) have just published a great review paper about the vocabulary of infants with an elevated likelihood and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you want …

SAPIENS Publications

Despite the uncertain times and ongoing situation, SAPIENS project work has not stopped! Some of the outcomes have been presented and published during 2021. Pedro (ESR 13), and Elena (ESR …

From Utrecht to Warsaw… and back!

Zsofia (ESR 5) settled at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) has finished today her secondment at the University of Warsaw (Poland). She has learned a lot about language acquisition with …

5th SAPIENS training completed

The fifth training school focused on real-time and longitudinal analysis and modelled, and research for the clinical and educational field celebrated in a hybrid format in London has been completed. Part of …

4th SAPIENS training completed

The fourth training school focused on individual differences in social interaction. During the training school, the ESRS learned about developmental processes related to individual differences, with a focus on social, vocal, …

European Researchers’ Night 2020

Discover the amazing world of science on Friday 27th November. You can find all he information here! Pamela Villar González (ESR 3) will participate with the University of Oviedo (Spain) …

SAPIENS Interview

Our project coordinator Prof. Tomalski has been interviewed by one of our collaborators: Silvia from BabyBrains. If you want to know more about the SAPIENS project you can see the interview here!