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Berenice Anaya

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

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Berenice is a sixth-year student working with Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar to examine parent-child interactions, child temperament, and brain development. Berenice is a 2020 D-SPAN Scholar, an NINDS grant that funds her current predoctoral work and will also fund the continuation of her neuroscience research into the postdoctoral phase. For her dissertation, she is investigating infant developmental trajectories of EEG delta-beta coupling and functional-network connectivity - neural measures that have been associated with regulation in adults. The main goals of this project are to 1) map for the first time how these neural correlates emerge and change during infancy, and 2) examine how early maternal anxiety, infant temperament, and dyadic parent-child affective and behavioral profiles may influence these neural trajectories. Berenice received a B.A. (2014) and a M.S. in Psychology (2016) from Western Kentucky University. She is also learning the foundations of gene-environment designs with Dr. Jenae Neiderhiser, and investigating how gene-by-environment interplay may influence trajectories of child temperament and risk for psychopathology.

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