Louisa Gossé

Postdoctoral Researcher




Research Interests

My research interests revolve broadly around studying the association between sleep and cognitive development in the first couple of years of life. I am especially interested in how we can use neuroimaging methods like functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and EEG to study the sleeping infant’s brain. I also use eye-tracking, actigraphy and behavioural methods in my research. Currently I work both on the STAARS project and the Early Life Cohort Feasibility study.


Public Engagement

Together with Maheen Siddiqui I am leading the Ask the Scientist parent roundtable events and podcast. If you want to participate in either – please let me know!



2017 – 2021  PhD Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Birkbeck University of London, UK

2014 – 2016  MSc Clinical & Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University, NL                

2011 – 2014  BSc (Psychology with minor neuropsychology), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL 



Gossé, L. K., Pinti, P., Wiesemann, F., Elwell, C. E., & Jones, E. J. (2023). Developing customized NIRS-EEG for infant sleep research: methodological considerations. Neurophotonics, 10(3), 035010-035010.

Begum‐Ali, J.*, Gossé, L. K.*, Mason, L., Pasco, G., Charman, T., Johnson, M. H., ... & Taylor, C. (2023). Infant sleep predicts trajectories of social attention and later autism traits. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. - *joint first author

Gossé, L. K., Wiesemann, F., Elwell, C. E., & Jones, E. J. (2022). Habitual night waking associates with dynamics of waking cortical theta power in infancy. Developmental Psychobiology, 64(8), e22344.

Gossé, L. K., Wiesemann, F., Elwell, C. E., & Jones, E. J. H. (2022). Concordance between subjective and objective measures of infant sleep varies by age and maternal mood: Implications for studies of sleep and cognitive development. Infant Behavior and Development, 66, 101663

Schneider, L., Gossé, L., Montgomery, M., Wehmeier, M., Villringer, A., & Fritz, T. H. (2022). Components of Active Music Interventions in Therapeutic Settings—Present and Future Applications. Brain Sciences, 12(5), 622.

Gossé, L. K., Bell, S. & Hosseini, S. M. H. (2021). Relevance of fNIRS for developmental Psychiatry – ADHD: an example. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-021-01288-2

L. Nagels-Coune, D. Kurban, N. Reuter, A. Benitez, L. K. Gossé, L. Riecke, R. Goebel and B. Sorger (2017). YES OR NO? – BINARY BRAIN-BASED COMMUNICATION UTILIZING MOTOR IMAGERY AND FNIRS. Paper at 7th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2017.

Hosseini, H., Tam, G., Gosse, L., & Reiss, A. (2017). 638-A Novel fNIRS-Based Neurocognitive Intervention for Targeted Enhancement of Executive Function Network in ADHD. Biological Psychiatry, 81(10), S258-S259.