Assistant Professor, Psychological Science
School of Social Ecology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Phone: (949) 824-7191, 5574
Fax: (949) 400-4387
University of California, Irvine
Psychology and Social Behavior
3373 Social Ecology Building II
Mail Code: 7085
Irvine, CA 92697
memory development in infancy and early childhood; individual differences in long-term memory in infancy; the impact of early nutrition on development
Memory development in infancy and early childhood; identifying the effects of attention, speed of processing, sleep, hippocampal development, and early neurological insults on memory development in the first years of life; the impact of early nutrition on development.
My research concerns memory development in infancy and early childhood, with particular interest in understanding the relation between brain development and advances in memory during the first years of life. I am particularly interested in elucidating the contribution of individual differences in attention, speed of processing, sleep-dependent memory consolidation, and hippocampal development to long-term memory in infancy. I am also interested in determining the immediate and long-term impacts of early neurological insults (for example, those related to nutrition) on neurocognitive outcomes, particularly memory and executive functioning. To date, I have investigated these and related questions using behavioral methods with established neural underpinnings as well as with electrophysiological techniques, such as event-related potentials.
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