In cognitive neuroscience we have taken a multifaceted approach to understanding how the mind is instantiated in the brain. Research on perception, attention and memory has benefited from adopting and integrating diverse approaches from cognitive psychology, computational modeling and neuroimaging.
However, often overlooked in the pursuit of cognitive neuroscience is the value of development. By studying infants, and especially by comparing them to adults, we can understand how different environments and challenges shape human cognitive and neurological systems.
I take an eclectic approach to studying perception, attention and memory, using cognitive tasks and cutting-edge tools for neuroimaging with awake, behaving infants.