I am a developmental cognitive neuroscientist: I study how the brain supports the developing mind. In particular, I investigate the relationship between brain development and social cognitive development in childhood.
I joined the Wee Science team in 2020 as a Lecturer in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Prior to this I worked at Boston Children’s Hospital, and got a PhD from MIT.
My research group uses a variety of methods, including child-friendly neuro-imaging experiments, to ask questions like: When do we develop “specialized” brain regions for specific cognitive functions? What computations do these brain regions carry out, and what kind of neural changes support cognitive development during childhood? What environmental and genetic factors promote or hinder development?