Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging & Developmental Science Center
Angela joined the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center in 2010. She works on studies using noninvasive optical methods to characterize brain infant brain development. She is also pursuing a master's degree in Mind, Brain, and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she worked as a graduate research assistant in the Laboratory for Developmental Studies on a project using near infrared spectroscopy to investigate the neural correlates of infants' understanding of intentional actions. Angela previously spent two years as a project coordinator in Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg's Laboratory of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston University, where she was involved in projects using MRI, DTI, EEG, and behavioral testing to examine social, affective, and language processing in children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. While completing her psychology B.A. at Boston University, she worked on studies of visual attention in Dr. David Somers' Perceptual Neuroimaging Laboratory.
Angela's research interests include:
- Infant and child perception and cognition
- Brain development and neural plasticity
- Multimodal neuroimaging