Dr. Maya Rosen
Maya Rosen earned her B.A. in Neuroscience from Skidmore College in 2007. In 2015, Dr. Rosen completed her Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Her graduate work focused on the neural mechanisms underlying long-term memory guidance of visual spatial attention using functional MRI in young healthy adults. A long-held interest in the developing brain and the effect of early life experience on cognition and neural function led Dr. Rosen to join the Stress and Development Lab as a postdoc. In her postdoc work, Dr. Rosen has applied her background in fMRI techniques and her knowledge of long-term memory, attention, and executive function to understanding how these processes develop and how they can be impacted by early life experiences. Dr. Rosen has developed a program of research that utilizes behavioral, observational, and neuroimaging methods to understand the developmental pattern of attention-memory interactions and executive function. Furthermore, her work has examined how these cognitive processes are influenced by environmental experiences, particularly how cognitive stimulation in the context of caregiver interactions can support cognitive and neural development.