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B.A., Williams College, Psychology and Chemistry;

M.S., Vanderbilt University, Clinical Psychology

Jennifer Foss-Feig

Graduate Student
Research Area: Clinical Science


sensory and perceptual processing and integration in autism spectrum disorders

My primary advisor is Dr. Wendy Stone, who is now at University of Washington, and I am co-advised here at Vanderbilt by Drs. Mark Wallace, Sasha Key, and Bruce Compas. In addition, I am actively involved in the research of Dr. Carissa Cascio in the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program.

Broadly speaking, my research examines the integrity of sensory and perceptual processes in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using a variety of behavioral, psychophysical, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques.  In particular, I am interested in clarifying the extent to which low-level sensory processing and integration is impacted in ASD, and exploring whether abnormalities in this area could reflect fundamental deficits underlying complex social and communication difficulties that are the hallmark of ASD.

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