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Faculty & Research

Charles Nelson, III

Professor of Education
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor in the Department of Society, Human, Development and Health
Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry

Charles Nelson, III

Degree:  Ph.D., University of Kansas, (1981)
Email:  [javascript protected email address]
Phone:  617.496.3149
Vitae/CV:   Charles Nelson, III.pdf
Office:  Larsen 508
Faculty Assistant:  Cruz Brito


Professor Nelson's research interests are broadly concerned with developmental cognitive neuroscience, an interdisciplinary field concerned with the intersection of brain and cognitive development. His specific interests are concerned with the effects of early experience on brain and behavioral development, particularly the effects of early biological insults and early psychosocial adversity. Nelson studies both typically developing children and children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders (particularly autism), and he employs behavioral, electrophysiological (ERP), and metabolic (fNIRS and MRI) tools in his research. Over and above his domestic research program, Nelson also works in a variety of low resource countries.

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