Jocelyne Bachevalier, PhD, studies the neural substrates underlying the development of learning and memory functions and the regulation of socioemotional behaviors in nonhuman primates. One aspect of this research involves working to determine the structural or functional brain immaturity responsible for infantile amnesia, the inability to remember virtually anything from infancy. An important facet of the research program has been to relate basic research findings in nonhuman primates to normal and abnormal human behavior, such as autism and schizophrenia and the development of memory processes.
Dr. Bachevalier collaborates with a number of Yerkes researchers, including Drs. Anthony Chan, Michael Davis, Robert Hampton, Leonard Howell, Lisa Parr, Kerry Ressler, Mar Sanchez, Yoland Smith, Kim Wallen, Mark Wilson, Xiadong Zhang and Yerkes Director Stuart Zola.
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