Tanya is studying how oxytocin influences fMRI brain activation during social cognition in autistic females, with Dr Richard Bethlehem and Professor Simon Baron-Cohen. She is particularly interested in how oxytocin may interact with other hormones (sex steroids, vasopressin) to influence social behaviour and cognition. Her broader research interests include human social evolution and neuroendocrinology.
Tanya’s PhD is funded by the Cambridge Trust, the Autism Research Trust, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Prior to coming to Cambridge, Tanya obtained her MSc in Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University working with Dr. Bernard Crespi on genetic and endocrine correlates of individual differences in social cognition.
Tanya’s publications can be found on Google Scholar
- Effects of oxytocin administration on salivary sex hormone levels in autistic and neurotypical women, Molecular Autism 11 (2020), T L Procyshyn, M V Lombardo, M C Lai, B Auyeung, S K Crockford, J Deakin, S Soubramanian, A Sule, S Baron-Cohen, R A Bethlehem
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