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Alicia Vallorani

Alicia Vallorani

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247P Moore Building
Office Phone: (814) 865-9514

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Alicia is a sixth-year student in developmental psychology and cognitive & affective neuroscience whose work is currently supported by an NRSA predoctoral grant from the NIMH. She is interested in how behavioral, attentional and neural systems interact to support the development of social engagement, particularly in the peer context. Her research uses mobile eye-tracking and neuroimaging technology in naturalistic conditions to capture dynamic fluctuations in emotional experience inherent in social interactions. Alicia graduated from Knox College in 2011 with a BA in Psychology emphasizing in Behavioral Neuroscience. She then worked in the Neurology Department at the Washington University School of Medicine as the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center where she aided in the study of social-emotional delays in children with NF1. She currently works with Drs. Koraly Pérez-Edgar & Kristin Buss (Penn State) as well as Michael Hallquist (UNC), Erika Forbes (University of Pittsburgh) & Johanna Jarcho (Temple University).

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