Psychology Building

The research of Dr. White's Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory focuses on cognitive development in typically-developing children and children with damage to frontal brain regions. Primary emphasis is on executive abilities such as working memory, inhibitory control, response monitoring, and strategic processing. Neuroimaging correlates of cognition are examined using methods such as diffusion tensor imaging. Studies of pharmacological effects on brain and cognition are also ongoing. Pediatric populations of particular interest include phenylketonuria, stroke related to sickle cell disease, traumatic brain injury, and prematurity.