Collaborative Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Current Projects

Autism study partnering with Haskins Laboratories

We are partnering with research scientists, Julia Irwin, PhD and Nicole Landi, PhD, to better understand how children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn language. We employ EEG and eye-tracking technologies to study how children and adolescents with autism (10-18 year olds) along with their parents integrate visual information with what they hear and how that affects their ability to learn language.

Neurobiological markers of language and literacy in bilingual and monolingual children

This study incorporates two child-friendly technologies, EEG and eye-tracking, to measure neurophysiological aspects of reading in both monolingual and bilingual 1st and 2nd grade children. In addition to EEG and eye-tracking, children participated in language and reading assessments, both in English and in Spanish, to gather data on their learning profiles. The goals of the project include defining particular aspects of the learning profile for bilingual readers as well as identifying effective interventions to support reading achievement in bilingual and monolingual populations.

Theracycle study

In collaboration with faculty in Kinesiology and Physical therapy, we aim to better understand how short bouts of exercise on two different stationary bikes may differ and how exercise may impact cognition for neurotypical adults and adults with Parkinson’s Disease.

Physical Activity, Language, ADHD, Children, Executive Functioning (PALACE) study

In collaboration with Kinesiology Assistant Professor, Nicole Logan, PhD, we aim to understand how body composition and exercise impact language, attention, inhibition, and academic success in 6-10-year-old children with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.