Directed by Hill Goldsmith, Professor of Psychology and Investigator at the Waisman Center


Current Studies

Adolescent Twin Neuroimaging

We study the relationship between early behavior and later brain measures. How do twins differ in brain circuitry implicated in emotion? Brain measures are captured with fMRI. Some studies examine unique differences in genetically identical twins.

map of pathways in brain

Sensory Over-Responsivity

We study sensory experiences and emotion. Some people experience intense or painful responses to everyday stimuli that most individuals find innocuous (e.g, clothing tags). We also consider similarities and differences between parents and children.

child covering his ears

Maps, Directions, & Parking

From the east—follow University Avenue through campus and then go off to the right on Campus Drive; stay in the right lane and turn right at the University Bay Drive/Farley Avenue intersection.

From the west—follow University Avenue and turn left at the University Bay Drive/Farley Avenue intersection. After making the turn (from either direction)… Continue straight over the hill; the road at that point becomes Highland Avenue. The Waisman Center is at the bottom of the hill on the left, across the street from UW-Children’s Hospital.

PARKING: All visitors should park in stalls outlined in blue and hang a visitor’s permit from their rear view mirror. A parking permit will either be mailed to you in advance of your visit or you can get one at the lobby desk. NOTE: A permit is required every day of the week (including weekends) between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm. Individuals parked in DOT DIS or UW DIS stalls must display a valid, state-issued disabled permit at all times.