Rebecca Slomowitz is a Clinical Research Assistant for the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) at the Center for Autism Research. This study looks at differences in brain patterns between children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and typically developing children. This studies’ goals are to learn how the brain develops and to look for atypical patterns of brain growth in infancy.
Rebecca completed her undergraduate program in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University Brandywine Campus. During her undergraduate career, Rebecca completed an internship as research assistant at the Child’s Play, Learning, and Development Lab, formally known as the Infant Language Project at the University of Delaware. During her time in this lab, she worked on studies that examined early language development in young children. During the final two years of her undergraduate degree, she worked as a research assistant in the Brandywine Child Development Lab, where she was involved in research examining cognitive development in childhood. While working in the Brandywine Child Development Lab, Rebecca completed her Schreyer Honors Thesis on the limits of infant working memory titled “Remember What? Working Memory Capabilities in Infancy”. Her thesis examined the limits of infant working memory and how infant working memory capacity is impacted by the type of information encoded.
Rebecca’s research interests include brain development in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders, as well as the relationship between atypical brain development and behavior.