MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
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 Welcome to the Centre for Attention, Learning and Memory


The Centre for Attention, Learning and Memory (CALM) is a research centre specialising in understanding how children attend, listen and remember. We aim to understand how these skills impact on learning from infancy through to adolescence.

Research conducted within CALM has a particular focus on the causes, consequences and remediation of difficulties in attention, learning and memory. These include problems in language, literacy and maths.

We aim to:

  • increase our understanding of the cognitive and brain processes involved in learning
  • develop ways of identifying and overcoming problems that might emerge during childhood
  • provide an information hub for researchers and professionals in children’s  services

CALM is located in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) in Cambridge, which is funded by the Medical Research Council. Its activities build on research strengths in cognitive development and its disorders at the CBSU and the University of Cambridge.

We have a new research clinic for children with difficulties in attention, learning, memory, language, reading and maths. Click here to find out more about the clinic and how to refer children.

We also have many ongoing research projects. To find out more or to take part please visit our “Research Projects” tab.

15 Chaucer Road Cambridge, CB2 7EF

Tel:01223 355294
Fax:01223 359062