This was the first training taken for all the ESRs. It provided them with an introductory training on core methods and technologies that the ESRs will use in the network. This introduction covered most of the methods used in infant research such as Eye-Tracking, EEG/ERP, fNRIS, motion tracking, assessment of general movements and assessment of infant crying. 

During the first two days of the training school experts on the field gave general lectures, which gave the opportunity to ESRs not only to gain some basic knowledge but also the possibility to present and discuss their work these experts. The topics covered were:

  • General movements assessments by dr. Andrea Guzzetta.
  • The use of Eye-tracking to study social-cognitive development by dr. Sabinne Hunnius.
  • Testing with young children with ASD by dr. Terje Falck-Ytter
  • Infant crying methods by dr. Maria Luisa Scattoni.
  • Measuring movements by dr. Terje Falck-Ytter
  • fNIRS by dr. Jakob Frie
  • EEG/ERP dr. Pär Nyström
  • Eye movements and pupillometry by dr. Gustaf Grecebäck

At the end of these two days, the ESRs visited the facilities at the Babylab and Child lab at Uppsala university, to get a first overview of the different technologies involved in infant research. 

During the second part of the training the ESRs had hands-on experience in Eye tracking, where they carried out different experiments and learnt how to use the technology. This training was provided by dr. Pär Nyström and dr. Terje Falck-Ytter

Finally, the ESRs underwent a project management course, which showed  them the importance of time management, project planning, risk management and team management. This course was provided by dr. Sven Bölte.