Research Interests

Memory, Learning and Brain Development

The MDD lab is tracking the typical and atypical development of memory systems through assessments of behavioral and neural change (functional magnetic resonance imaging)

Sleep and Learning

We are examining sleep’s influence on memory and learning in neurodevelopmental and hippocampal disorders, including Down syndrome (PBS coverage)

Memory Assessment

We are developing new assessment strategies for measuring memory development in young children and "hard to assess" groups, including eyetracking, electroencephalographic (EEG), and tablet based assessment approaches.

copies of publications are available here.