Luciane Piccolo, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (Brazil) and Research Coordinator (Smart Beginnings)
Luciane is a Psychologist with a PhD in Developmental Psychology. Her research integrates Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience and focuses on poverty-related disparities in child cognitive outcomes, especially language, memory and executive functioning. She particularly aim to understand how early childhood experiences are associated with cognitive and brain development and the modifiable environmental factors (such as stress and family language environment) by which socioeconomic disparities operate. In BELLE project she is interested in design and conduct preventative interventions in the U.S. and Brazil, which may increase the likelihood of positive outcomes among disadvantaged children.