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Julia Noland

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Julia Noland studies cognitive control (the ability to override competing attentional and behavioral responses) in children. Her Ph.D. training was in experimental psychology with infants. That background is useful as she seeks to develop assessments to more specifically target distinct aspects of cognitive control, such as working memory and inhibitory control. Such targeted assessments are aimed at allowing for dialogue with neurobiological models of cognitive control. Noland's lab is working to develop infant assessments of cognitive control. Identifying profiles of cognitive control deficits earlier could inform our understanding of how behavioral and neurological development in this domain goes awry and suggest avenues for early intervention.