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Carolyn Lasch

Doctoral Student
B.A. in Psychology, Scripps College, 2015

Interests: Cognitive development, developmental psychopathology, infancy, parent-child relationships 


I am broadly interested in how our environment impacts brain and behavioral development in the earliest years of life, and how this relates to cognitive and social skills. Specifically, I am interested in different risk and protective factors related to abnormal development, such as how the high anxiety of a mother may affect her child's response to threat cues, and if these differences are reflected at a biological or anatomical level. I work in the Elison Lab using fMRI, eye-tracking, and behavioral assessments to examine these factors in infants and young children.