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Marilena DeMayo is a PhD candidate under Adam Guastella. Her research is on the neuroscience of social dysfunction disorder, with a focus on children. Marilena’s research has two domains. Firstly, investigating neurological differences between children with ASD and those typically developing. Furthermore, she is investigating MRI before and after oxytocin treatment, looking for any predictors of oxytocin treatment response.
Marilena completed a Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours) at the University of Wollongong. Her honours thesis was entitled “Autistic-like personality traits and their effect on the ability to distinguish genuine and posed displays of emotion”.
Marilena then trained in MRI and neuroscience research as a Research Assistant at the MRI Facility at Brown University before commencing her PhD in 2015.