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Seminar – Susan Rivera, PhD – Topic: Integrative Approaches to Neurodevelopment and Disorders Such As Fragile X Syndrome and Autism

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Susan Rivera, PhD
University of California, Davis


About the Speaker: Dr. Rivera uses classic behavioral as well as neuroimaging (fMRI) techniques to investigate such things as the development of dorsal vs. ventral visual processing, object representation, numerical cognition and affective processing. As a member of the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, she also conducts research contrasting typical development with that of children with neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism and fragile X Syndrome. One of her main research goals is to build a framework for integrating the previously disparate methodological and theoretical orientations of cognitive developmental and neuroscience research. By employing a variety of converging research techniques, she strives to elucidate the complex brain-behavior relationships that underlie cognitive development.


For Further Information: Contact Teresa Palumbo at 608.263.5837 or

The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and NIH grant U54 HD090256.


October 5
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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