UEL Baby Dev Lab

Megan Whitehorn

Megan Whitehorn

Megan Whitehorn is a PhD student supervised by Dr Sam Wass. She joined the University of East London in 2019, having completed a BSc Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast and an MSc Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Goldsmiths’. While studying an MRes Functional Neuroimaging degree at Birkbeck, University of London, she worked as a research assistant on the Unlocke Project, an fMRI investigation into the effects of cognitive training on maths and science learning. Her research focuses on the neural correlates of complex dyadic social interactions, with a focus on the development of empathy. She has previously published a review article in the Kent Student Journal of Neuroscience on the origins of altruistic empathy.

  • Email Megan Whitehorn at u1920537@uel.ac.uk

Latest publications

  1. I.Marriott Haresign, E.A.M.Phillips, M.Whitehorn, L.Goupil, V.Noreika, V.Leong, S.V.Wass (2022). Measuring the temporal dynamics of inter-personal neural entrainment in continuous child-adult EEG hyperscanning data. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878929322000378

  2. I. Marriott Haresign, E.A.M Phillips, M. Whitehorn, F. Lamagna, M. Eliano, L. Goupil, E.J.H. Jones, S.V. Wass (2022). Gaze onsets during naturalistic infant-caregiver interaction associate with ‘sender’ but not ‘receiver’ neural responses, and do not lead to changes in inter-brain synchrony. bioRxiv. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.27.493545v1

  3. Marriott-Haresign, I., Phillips, E., Whitehorn, M., Noreika, V., Jones, E., Leong, V., & Wass, S. (2021). Automatic classification of ICA components from infant EEG using MARA. bioRxiv. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.22.427809v1.abstract

  4. Marriott-Haresign, I., Phillips, E., Whitehorn, M., Goupil, L., & Wass, S. (2021). Using dual EEG to analyse event-locked changes in child-adult neural connectivity. BioRxiv. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.15.448573.abstract

  5. Phillips, E., Goupil, L., Marriott-Haresign, I., Bruce-Gardyne, E., Csolsim, F. A., Whitehorn, M., Leong, M., Wass., S. (2021). Proactive or reactive? Neural oscillatory insight into the leader-follower dynamics of early infant-caregiver interaction. PsyArXiv. https://europepmc.org/article/PPR/PPR432300