• Department of Women’s and Children’s Health
    Karolinska Institutet

    Hans Forssberg, Professor of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience at the Department for Womens and Children’s Health at the Karolinska Institutet is also an active physician and researcher at the Astrid Lindgren Childrens Hospital at the Karolinska University Hospital. He is also the director of the Stockholm Brain Institute, as well as a member of the Nobel Assembly that selects each year’s Nobel laureate.

    The focus is on the development of cognitive and motor functions in healthy individuals and in various neurodevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, ADHD, DCD, autism spectrum disorder and language impairment. The research is translational using several longitudinal and clinical cohorts, as well as various animal models. The overall goal is to understand the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive and motor dysfunctions in order to develop new principles for prevention and intervention.