Dr. Stevenson is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Brain & Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario. His research focuses on sensory perception across the lifespan, specifically how changes in sensory perception influence cognitive processes such as speech perception. This work includes research with neurotypical populations and special populations including individuals with autism spectrum disorders and cochlear implant users. He uses behavioural measures, advanced neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and EEG), and neuropsychological measures to approach this research from multiple perspectives.
Fakhri Shafai is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology and Brain & Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario. Her doctoral research at the University of British Columbia focused on the perception of basic visual stimuli, face recognition, and face expression processing in neurotypical adults and individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Her research in Dr. Stevenson’s lab is expanding into multisensory processing using behavioural and neuropsychological measures combined with advanced neuroimaging techniques such as fMRI and EEG. Her other interests include painting, exploring the outdoors, and playing board games.
Sam is a Master’s Student in Developmental Psychology. She completed her BSc in Health Studies with a Minor in Psychology at the University of Waterloo. Now, she studies in the Stevenson Lab at the University of Western Ontario. She is currently investigating the effect of hypersensitivity on repetitive behaviours in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Other interests of hers include playing ultimate frisbee, snowboarding, and anything else outdoors!
Kaitlyn is a Master’s student in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. She received her B.Sc. in Psychology from Trent University where she investigated cognitive processing and language development in both typical and atypical child populations. In the Stevenson Lab, she is investigating how individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder learn patterns and probabilities within their environment (Statistical Learning), and how this relates to broader language and social communication skills. Outside of research, Kaitlyn enjoys being active, reading, and vegetarian cooking.
Sébastien is a master’s student in Cognitive, Developmental, and Brain Sciences at Western University. At the University of Waterloo, where he completed his B.A. in Honours Psychology, he studied the learning of contingencies between auditory and visual stimuli. He plans to pursue his research in the Stevenson Lab by using neuroimaging and behavioural techniques to study multisensory perception and integration in different populations. His other interests include playing guitar, pulling espressos, and longboarding!
Laura is a third year undergraduate student in the Honors Specialization Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience program. At the lab, she is interested in learning more about sensory perception in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Outside the lab, she loves doing anything adventurous and playing with her dog.
Zack is an undergraduate student completing a Bachelor’s of Science, Honors Specialization in Psychology at Western University. Zack is interested in extending his knowledge about sensory perception in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Outside the lab, he enjoys all things hockey and is a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan.
Sara is a fourth year Honours Specialization Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience undergraduate student at Western University. In the lab, she is interested in expanding her knowledge on sensory sensitivities and how they relate to autistic traits. Outside the lab, she enjoys being a cat lady and going to the gym.
Tyler is an undergraduate student pursuing a Honors Specialization in Psychology at Western University. In the lab he is interested in looking at Schizophrenia and the belief systems that accompany this disorder. Outside of the lab he enjoys powerlifting and soccer.
Claudia is a third year student pursuing a Honors Specialization in Psychology and a Major in Philosophy at Western University. She is keen to learn more about sensory perception and laboratory methodology. Claudia enjoys sailing, skiing, and hiking in her spare time.
Lauryn is a second year undergraduate student pursuing an Honours Specialization in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. In the Stevenson lab, she is interested in broadening her knowledge of sensory perception in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, though the use of neuroimaging. Outside the lab, she enjoys running, sailing and all things outdoors.
Elizabeth is a third-year psychology major at Western University, pursuing an honours specialization in developmental psychology. In the Stevenson lab, she is interested in exploring sensory integration and statistical learning in infants and children. Outside the lab, she enjoys knitting, hiking, and double stuffed Oreos.