Faculty Advisor: Erik Willcutt
My research focuses on how anxiety affects learning in school-aged children and across the lifespan. I’m particularly interested in anxiety in children with developmental learning disabilities, such as reading disability (RD; dyslexia), math disability (MD; dyscalculia), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Publications and Presentations
Wakeman, H.N., Chen, L., Iuculano, T., Rosenberg-Lee, M., Menon, V. (2017). Characterizing the heterogeneity of academic achievement in ASD. Presented at the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, California.
Wakeman, H.N., Rosenberg-Lee, M., South, M., Kirwan, B., Menon, V. (2016). Differentiating old from new-but-similar: tracking episodic memory profiles in children with autism. Presented at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
Wakeman, H.N., Rosenberg-Lee, M., South, M., Kirwan, B., Menon, V. (2015). Impaired lure detection in children with ASD: A preliminary study. Presented at the 2015 Bay Area Memory Meeting (BAMM) at UC Davis, Davis, California.
Supekar, K.*, Schaer, M.*, Wakeman, H.N., Kochalka, J., Bammer, R., Padmanabhan, A., Menon, V. (2015). Macrostructural integrity of the mesolimbic reward pathway predicts social communication deficits in children with autism. Presented at the 2015 Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM) Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. * Indicates co-first authorship
Wakeman, H.N., Taylor, J.M., Whalen, P.J. (2014). The influence of autistic traits and anxiety on attention to emotional facial expressions. Presented at the 2014 Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Senior Honors Thesis Symposium at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
Wakeman, H.N., Taylor, J.M., Whalen, P.J. (2013). Anxiety affects allocation of resources to angry facial expressions in the attentional blink. Presented at the 2013 Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) at UCLA, Los Angeles, California.