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Gizelle Anzures

Principal Investigator

Dr. Anzures has been studying infant and child development for over 10 years. She is interested in developmental changes in face perception and brain function.

Cassandra Bell

Lab Technician

Cassandra graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience and a B.A. in Women Studies. She is interested in studying the effects of adversity on the neurological development of school aged children. She plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. 

Aquilla Copeland

Ph.D. Student

Aquilla is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology. She earned an M.A. in Psychology, an M.Ed. in School Counseling, and an Ed. S. in Mental Health Counseling. Aquilla is interested in exploring the neurological aspects that enable humans to visually process socially relevant information, especially the facial recognition of races. She hopes this research will help explain the visual processes and visceral cognitions that underpin racial discrimination, microaggression, and implicit bias.

Karla Molina

Graduate Student

Karla is completing her M.A. in Psychology. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida International University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2019. She is interested in developmental cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, specifically in the cognitive and neural basis of autism spectrum disorder.

Dieter Heerdegen

Graduate Student

Dieter is completing his M.A. in Psychology. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Biology in 2019. He is especially interested in the physiological aspects of development, namely when considering social psychology and atypical development.

Cierra Hall

Research Assistant

Cierra graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in English Literature. Cierra is currently completing a post-baccalaureate degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. She is interested in the neurological development of children with Autism spectrum disorder and memory-related disorders in geriatric patients. She aspires to become a physician and will be applying to medical school.

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