Who we are?
The Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Research in Human Neurodevelopment (LINE), created in 2017, promotes research and extension in developmental neuropsychology at the undergraduate and graduate level under interdisciplinary perspectives. It currently has partnerships with research groups from Harvard University, Université de Montreal, Universidad de la Republica, Federal University of Bahia, Fiocruz, among others. At the same time, it makes contributions to scientific societies, in addition to organizing scientific events and training professionals in the area. LINHA emphasizes the strengthening of the teaching-research-extension tripod with a special interest in building bridges between research and public policy. Emphasizing the formation of inter-institutional networks for the promotion of health, education and well-being among children and adolescents, it has established partnerships at international and national levels with research groups, governmental and non-governmental organizations and international organizations.
Brazilian research and the Nobel Prize
The French Esther Duflo, the Indian Abhijit Banerjee and the American Michael Kremer won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2019. The prize was awarded by the relevant work through an “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”. According to the Nobel committee, their research “has considerably improved our ability to fight poverty in the world. In two decades, the experience of the awardees transformed the economics of development”. Esther Duflo is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the second woman to receive...