B.A. (Honours Psychology, New York University) M.Ed. (Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University)
My prior research experiences in both cognitive neuroscience and parent-child intervention evaluation inspired my dual interest in brain and behavioural sciences. More recently, I have studied the ways in which parents shape the biopsychosocial development of young children. I am particularly interested in maternal and infant behavioural and physiological attunement, and its impact on lifelong mental health outcomes for children. I am looking forward to exploring infant pain both as a distress context within which to assess mother-infant interactions and with the goal of improving infant pain assessment.
Honours and Awards:
Awards: 2017: Saul Zaentz Early Childhood Initiative Fellowship (Harvard Graduate School of Education) 2015: Phi Beta Kappa 2015: Doris Aaronson Award for Outstanding Research in the Department of Psychology at New York University
Peer Reviewed Publications:
Heusser, A.C., Ezzyat, Y, Shiff, I., Davachi, L. (2017). Perceptual boundaries cause mnemonic trade-offs between local boundary processing and across-trial associative binding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.