Dr Sara Baker

Sara Baker

University position

Lecturer

Dr Sara Baker is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Faculty of Education

Home page

http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/people/...

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Developmental Neuroscience

Interests

I am interested in the role of pre-frontal functions (i.e., impulse control) in the formation and expression of beliefs especially during early childhood. I use behavioral and physiological measures (eye-tracking) to examine how children learn to adapt their understanding to an ever-changing world. Many of my studies use longitudinal designs to examine the shape of individual children's learning curves by applying a Bayesian change detection algorithm to individual records of performance.

Research Focus

Keywords

cognitive development

executive function

individual differences

Clinical conditions

Autism

Learning disabilities

Equipment

Computational modelling

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Collaborators

Cambridge

Simon Baron-Cohen

David Whitebread

International

Alan Leslie Web: http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/aleslie

Associated News Items


Publications

2011

Baker ST, Gjersoe NL, Sibielska-Woch K, Leslie AM, Hood BM (2011), “Inhibitory control interacts with core knowledge in toddlers’ manual search for an occluded object.” Dev Sci 14(2):270-9 Details

2010

Baker, S.T., Friedman, O., & Leslie, A.M. (2010), “The Opposites task: Using general rules to test cognitive flexibility in preschoolers.” Journal of Cognition and Development, 11, 240-254.