Could you address the variable findings, through study design, or specifically, what is being tested in older ages? And can you connect these DHA studies to longer-term childhood cognitive outcomes?

Professor of psychology, John A. Colombo, PhD, who is affiliated with child language, clinical child psychology, and neuroscience doctoral programs, explains the importance of omega-3 DHA on brain development. Dr. Colombo reviews DHA studies and how outcomes are related to cognitive function, as well as how DHA relates to longer-term cognitive outcomes. Dr. Colombo describes advanced cognitive tests that target cognition in school-aged children, and how early exposure to DHA impacts later neurocognition. 

  • Impact of omega-3 DHA on early brain development
  • Impact of early DHA exposure on long-term neurocognition
  • Review of advanced cognitive tests
  • John Colombo, PhD

    Professor of Psychology
    Director of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies
    Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    University of Kansas
    Lawrence, Kansas