Dr. Liz daSilva investigates emotion perception, self-regulation, and social cognition in children and adults. She was driven towards a career in academic psychology because she was fascinated by individual differences in socio-emotional functioning: why are some people so adept at reading and acting on social cues while others fail to do so? Of particular interest is understanding the early emergence of individual differences in responsiveness to emotional information.

She is also interested in how children and adults form social judgments from nonverbal emotional displays.

PhD, Indiana University Bloomington, Cognitive Neuroscience