The University of Chicago
Department of Psychology
5848 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60637
Eliza Congdon is working with Dr. Susan Levine as a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Chicago. She graduated from Brown University in 2008 with honors in Neuroscience. Prior to her doctoral studies, Eliza was a research assistant at the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Children's Hospital Boston under Dr. Charles A. Nelson. Through this experience, she completed her senior honors thesis: a study of the effects of early iron deficiency on the neural correlates of recognition memory in school-aged children from Chile. She also worked on several electrophysiological studies which explored the development of face processing in infants and young children.
Eliza's current research interests include numerical and mathematical cognition in infants and elementary school children, gesture as a learning tool, and early number learning through parental agency. More broadly, she hopes to become involved in the process of translating laboratory findings into classroom teaching strategies.