Emily is currently an undergraduate honors student in the psychology department at McGill University. Emily is from both Montreal and Michigan and her interest in the study of the mind stems from many volunteer experiences of working with children, a voracious appetite for mystery and fiction novels, observing people on highway rest stops, and living with two zany little sisters. Her previous research includes the study of sexual motivation and pain in mice and people using behavioral and brain imaging techniques. Currently, Emily is a research assistant at the MYST lab to pursue her interests in studying cognitive development in typically developing children and those with autism, in particular visual processing and attention. She hopes to integrate her interests in cognition, motivation, and youth development in future graduate studies.