Rebecca M. Jones   Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry

My research is based at the Sackler Institute in Manhattan, NY as well as the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain in White Plains, NY. I study the development of the social brain and how and why this differs in those with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing individuals. I use a variety of technologies in my research including functional MRI, wearable devices and eye tracking in order to examine the neural systems in the brain that drive social behavior and how these systems change across age.

Recent Publications:

Bos, D.J., Ajodan, E.A., Silverman, M.S., Dyke, J.P., Durston, S., Power, J.D., Jones, R.M. (in press). Neural correlates of preferred activities: development of an interest-specific go/nogo task. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Kleckner, I.R., Jones, R.M., Wilder-Smith, O., Wormwood, J.B., Akcakaya, M., Quigley, K.S., Lord, C., Goodwin, M.S. (in press). Simple, Transparent, and Flexible Automated Quality Assessment Procedures for Ambulatory Electrodermal Activity Data. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

Chong, E., Southerland, A., Kundu, A., Jones, R.M., Rozga, A. & Rehg, J. (in press). Visual 3D tracking of child-adult social interactions. 7th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics.

Jones, R.M., Carberry, C., Hamo, A. & Lord, C. (2017). Placebo-like response in absence of treatment in children with autism. Autism Research, 10, 1567-1572.

Chong, E., Chanda, K., Ye, Z., Southerland, A., Ruiz, N., Jones, R.M., Rozga, A. & Rehg, J. (2017). Detecting gaze towards eyes in natural social interactions and its use in child assessment. Proceedings of the ACM on interactive, mobile, wearable and ubiquitous technologies, 1, 43.

Jones, R.M., Pickles, A., Lord, C. (2017). Evaluating the quality of peer interactions in children and adolescents with autism with the Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale (PIPPS). Molecular Autism, 8, 1-9.

Jones, R.M., Southerland, A., Hamo, A., Carberry, C., Bridges, C., Nay, S., Stubbs, E., Komarow, E., Washington, C., Rehg, J.M., Lord, C. & Rozga, A. (2017). Increased eye contact during conversation compared to play in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 607-614.

Di Martino, A., Choi, E.Y., Jones, R.M., Castellanos, F.X., Mukerji, A. (2017). Imaging the striatum in autism spectrum disorder. In Autism Imaging and Devices. Casanova, M., El-Baz, A. and Suri, J.S. Editors. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis.


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