The LDN is directed by Dr. Suzy Scherf, Associate Professor of psychology at Penn State University.
We are interested in the typical and atypical development of face processing, particularly as it relates to adolescence and autism.
Feb 3, 2020
Dr Scherf and one of our staff members Maggie Benda recently published a database paper introducing a novel set of face stimuli. The manuscript was published in plos one and can be found here
Congratulations on your first publication, Maggie!
Nov 8, 2019
Some members of our team got to participate in Radio Park Elementary STEM night, to teach the students a little bit about the brain. We had so much fun. thanks for having us, Radio Park!
Dr Scherf and one of our LDN Graduate Students Junqiang (Jacob) Dai recently published a comprehensive Meta-analysis examining the link between puberty and functional brain development. The paper was published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and can be found here
Sept 10, 2019
Penn State News wrote an article about out this research that can be found here