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Dr Sarah White

Dr Sarah White

Address

111
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
17 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3AR

Appointments

  • Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL

2017-01-01

Research Themes

I'm an autism researcher at UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, studying cognitive abnormalities through behavioural and neuroimaging techniques.  I'm interested in the universality, specificity and sufficiency of mentalizing difficulties and of a local processing bias in explaining the core symptoms of autism, and whether an implicit mentalizing impairment can account for difficulties in other cognitive domains too.  The ultimate aim is to understand autism better in order that evidence-based interventions can be developed that are targeted at the source and make a real difference.
Award year Qualification Institution
2007 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Psychology
University College London
2001 BA
Bachelor of Arts
Physiology and Psychology
University of Oxford

Keywords

Asperger Syndrome|*|Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder|*|Autism|*|Autism and developmental disorders|*|Autism spectrum disorders|*|Behaviour|*|Behavioural analysis|*|Brain|*|Cognition|*|Cognitive|*|Development|*|Dyslexia|*|Dyspraxia|*|Executive function|*|Functional MRI (fMRI)|*|Language|*|Learning disability|*|Microcephaly|*|Neuropsychological testing|*|Neuropsychology|*|Social Neuroscience|*|Social cognition