Our lab is devoted to investigating neurocognitive development in both typically and atypically developing individuals, specifically those with fragile X syndrome, autism and Down syndrome. We use psychophysical (infrared eye tracking) as well as functional (fMRI and ERP) and structural (DTI, volumetric measurement) techniques. Our research is focused broadly on three topics:
- the functions of the parietal lobe of the brain (e.g., arithmetic, spatial reasoning, visual awareness of objects in space and multisensory integration)
- functions of the limbic system as it relates to social anxiety
- investigations of a neurodegenerative disease associated with the fragile X premutation (FXTAS).