Measurement of interoceptive sensitivity in infants
Interoception, the flow of information between the visceral organs and the brain, relates to mental health and wellbeing in adulthood,. However, little is known of the developmental origins and trajectories of interoception early in life. Methods such as EEG can be used to observe interoceptive activity in response to a variety of stimuli, such as visual presentation of emotions.
Development of anxiety and anxiety disorders in childhood
What makes one child more or less likely than another to become anxious in a given situation? Identification and understanding of predisposition to, and predictors or precursors of, anxiety could one day facilitate earlier identification and intervention, further enabling both improved access to therapy and therapeutic outcomes.
Body positivity in childhood
Improved understanding of childhood attitudes to their own and others' bodies is fundamental in learning how best to promote body positivity during childhood.