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How do they operate in a social and non-social context?


This project (2013-2018) investigates relationships among attention, memory and social cognition. It also tracks early neural and cognitive impairments in atypical development, in particular for individuals at high risk for autistic spectrum symptoms.

Lead ResearcherS

Brianna Doherty, Alex Fraser and Jacalyn Guy are the lead researchers investigating data and paradigms linking typical and atypical attention to learning and memory. Similar collaborative questions are also investigated in collaboration with Brain and Cognition Lab, both in typical and atypical development (Nir Shalev, Sophie Raeder and Kate Nussenbaum).

Funded (within ABCD) by

Rhodes Scholarship to Brianna

Medical Research Council Scholarship to Alex

Also funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation Award to Gaia