AtteND Lab

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Welcome to the Attention and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab

The goal of the AtteND Lab is to learn more about the attentional strengths and weaknesses in infants, children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. We are interested in questions like:

  • How do children with autism perceive the world around them?
  • Do problems with attention contribute to the development of autism?
  • Why do children with autism develop superior visual-spatial abilities?
  • How do the brains of children with autism function differently?
Our lab uses a variety of techniques, such as eye-tracking and brain imaging (EEG and MRI), to help answer these questions. In gaining a better understanding of attention in autism and the differences in brain function that are associated with these processes, our goal is to create tools for earlier diagnosis, better treatment, and better outcomes for children with autism spectrum and other developmental disorders and their families.
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    Are you Interested in Autism Research?

    We invite children and adolescents (ages 4-17 years old) with and without autism to help us answer our research questions.
  • 5.15.19
    AtteND Lab member, Girija Kadlaskar, published new paper in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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  • Interested in Becoming an Undergraduate Research Assistant?

    AtteND Lab Research Assistant positions may be available. If you are interested in joining our team, please email Dr. Keehn ( for more information.
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  • Reseach Projects @ AtteND Lab

    Click here to find out more about our previous and ongoing research studies.
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