This project is a means of communicating science to communities serving children’s mental health and psychological needs, but without the benefit of staff scientists. Please feel free to download and use and to also ask us to prepare documentation on the latest evidence-based science in your developing population.
Stress in Infancy and Early Childhood [pdf]
Resilience in Individuals and Communities [pdf]
Adolescent risk-taking [pdf]
Attention and Memory Across Development
Exploring and learning about the world requires us to pay attention to important information and encode this information into memory. We are examining the idea that memory and attention systems are deeply intertwined and impact each other dynamically throughout development. In our work, we look at attention-memory interactions and how they develop throughout infancy, childhood, and adulthood.
Visual Attention in Autism Spectrum Disorder
In this project we are interested in examining visual attention in Autism Spectrum Disorders.The visual attention system plays a crucial role in filtering information, allowing us to select items for learning and memory. We aim to study visual attention in both laboratory and pseudo-naturalistic settings, using mobile eye tracking technology in a preschool-like lab space
Role of Experience in the Development of Frontal Cortex
The ability to understand and use abstract, context-dependent rules is a complex ability with a protracted development that begins in infancy and continues through adolescence. This long developmental course suggests that this ability could be particularly vulnerable to factors deriving from socioeconomic status (SES). We aim to look at how changes in the frontal cortex relate to the development of this ability to use abstract rules, and how environmental experiences interact with these changes.