The Faja Lab at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital currently has a research internship opportunity to obtain specialized research skills with children on the autism spectrum. The student will contribute to NIH-funded research projects that examine relation between executive control and social-emotional function in children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. The project will use electrophysiological and behavioral measures to investigate these questions in 2- to 11-year-olds with autism and 7- to 11-year olds with ADHD. Broadly, the lab is focused on executive control, social cognition and social perception and, in particular, seeks to understand changes in these systems resulting from targeted interventions. Additionally, we seek to understand individual differences within individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
The undergraduate student will be involved in several aspects of the project including but not limited to data entry and scoring, literature reviews and recruitment. The students will also have the opportunity to observe, and once reliable conduct study visits. We encourage our students to explore their personal interests, and give them the opportunity to take on personal projects of their choosing as well.
The Faja Lab is part of a larger research network in the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience that includes a multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of child development and developmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders. As part of this vibrant environment, students enjoy a variety of additional professional development opportunities and lectures.
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