For her PhD research, Nazia uses high-resolution fMRI to investigate sensory processing in autism and how this relates to heightened talent or savant abilities. Nazia’s PhD is co-supervised by Prof. John Suckling and Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen. Her PhD is funded by the April Trust Studentship awarded by Newnham College.
Prior to her doctoral studies in Cambridge, Nazia completed a Master’s in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and a Bachelor’s in Biology at the Women’s Christian College, University of Madras, India. For her Master’s research, Nazia used fMRI to study emotion processing in adolescent depression.
- Meta-analytic evidence of differential prefrontal and early sensory cortex activity during non-social sensory perception in autism, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 127, 146-157 (2021), N Jassim, S Baron-Cohen, J Suckling
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