John Colombo, Ph.D.

Director, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies
Co-Director, Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Professor of Psychology
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Interests: The developmental cognitive neuroscience of visual attention, recognition memory, and learning in infancy and early childhood. Special focus on early individual differences in these areas and how they relate to mature intellectual function and developmental status. Additional research on auditory development, the organization of sleep-wake states in infancy, the effect of early experience on the central nervous system and behavioral development, and motoric/physical development in infancy.

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