Attention and Executive Functioning Profiles in Children Following Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke

This study is being done in collaboration with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA. The project is currently investigating the attention and executive functioning profile in children following perinatal arterial ischemic stroke (PAIS) and also examines the influence of clinical, neurophysiological, and demographic factors on the above domains in this pediatric population. Advertisements

Risky Driving in Teenagers

In collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. This study focuses on evaluating risky driving and predictors of risk-taking in typically developing teenagers using a virtual reality driving simulator.  

Investigating Driving Risk and Behaviors of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This study was funded by the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute In collaboration with The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute & Brian P. Daly, Ph.D. This project focus on examining driving skills of adult licensed drivers with autism spectrum disorder using a virtual reality driving simulator.  We will also examine how self-reported anxiety, driving history, and self-limiting behaviors predict driving performance in this population.  

Factors Related to Driving Abilities of Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This study was funded by the American Psychological Association. This project focuses on examining differences in basic driving and distracted driving of young adults with and without autism spectrum disorders using a virtual reality driving simulator.  We are also examining neurocognitive variables, such as auditory and visual attention, nonverbal reasoning, and executive functioning, as predictors for driving performance.

The Role of Cognition in Driving Behaviors in Young Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Description: The purpose of this research is to investigate the differences in cognitive performance between healthy control adults and adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Primarily, we are interested in the effect cognitive differences between these groups may have on driving performance.