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:

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

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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Education and Training

  • Ph.D. 2007 - 2011
  • M.Phil. 2002 - 2006
  • A.B. 2005


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