Department of Psychology
- Catherine Stoodley is interested in the neuroscience of cognitive development, particularly the role of the cerebellum in learning and skill acquisition. She uses neuroimaging and behavioral studies in healthy people and clinical patients to investigate the functional anatomy of the cerebellum and the type of processing that the cerebellum performs.
DegreesPhD, Neuroscience, University of Oxford
MS, Neuroscience, University of Oxford
BS Biology, Tufts University
- CAS - Psychology
- Asbury - 321B
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Area of Expertise: Brain bases of normal development and developmental disorders, such as developmental dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and autism; contribution of basic visual, auditory, and motor functions to reading and reading disorders in adults and children; the cerebellum, its role in movement and cognitive processes (such as language and memory), and whether there are different regions within the human cerebellum that have different functions
Additional Information: Catherine Stoodley is a neuroscientist who is interested in the brain bases of normal development and developmental disorders, such as developmental dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and autism. Her doctoral research at the University of Oxford focused on how basic visual, auditory and motor functions contribute to reading and reading disorders in both adults and children. She has also investigated whether children and adults with developmental dyslexia have difficulty with a particular type of learning, implicit learning, and whether this is specific to dyslexia or more generally seen in poor readers. As a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, she used brain imaging to study a particular region of the brain, the cerebellum, and its role in both movement and cognitive processes (such as language and memory). In particular, she has been involved in establishing whether there are different regions within the human cerebellum that have different functions. Stoodley teaches coursework in developmental neuroscience and the brain bases of behavior, and directs the developmental neuroscience lab at AU.
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