Megan Whitehorn

Megan Whitehorn is a Ph.D. student supervised by Dr. Sam Wass. She joined UEL in 2019, having completed BSc Psychology at Queens University Belfast and MSc Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Goldsmiths. While studying an MRes Functional Neuroimaging degree at Birkbeck, University of London, She worked as a research assistant on the Unlocke Project, an fMRI investigation into the effects of cognitive training on maths and science learning. Her research focuses on the neural correlates of complex dyadic social interactions, with a focus on the development of empathy. She has been previously published a review articles in the Kent Student Journal of Neuroscience on the origins of altruistic empathy.

Parents’ Brain Activity “Echoes” Their Infant’s Brain Activity When They Play Together

Humans are inherently social. This is particularly important in early development, as young infants spend the majority of their lives interacting with caregivers. However, almost everything that we know about how the brain subserves early attention and learning comes from […]