Dr. Nicole Zieber is an assistant research professor at the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas. She obtained her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Kentucky in 2012. During her time working in the University of Kentucky’s Infant Memory Lab, she conducted research on a variety of topics: infants’ use of grouping principles in visual perception, how infants process faces and bodies, and how infants perceive emotion from body movements. After graduation, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher studying cognitive neuroscience at the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Mind and Brain. She studied how infant attention differs for familiar versus unfamiliar and social versus nonsocial objects using EEG/ERP methods. In 2018, she started working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kansas. She was awarded a NIH Pathway to Independence grant under the mentorship of Dr. John Colombo in 2020. The grant project is studying emotion detection in young infants.
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