Divison Chief, Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience
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 as well as researchers at the Marcus Autism Center.
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