Maggie Pecsok

Maggie started researching neurodevelopment almost as soon as she started her undergraduate career at Princeton University, joining Professor Kastner's Neuroscience of Attention and Perception Lab in October of 2014. Their "Kids Project" started with a comprehensive online questionnaire to learn about Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder, the results of which Maggie analyzed for her Junior Paper. Maggie has also contributed to the lab's ongoing fMRI study and will explore the neurological correlates of reading difficulties for her senior thesis.

Maggie spent the summer of 2016 at the Oxford centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA), directed by Professor Kia Nobre. Under the mentorship of Professor Nobre and post-doctoral fellow, Frederick van Ede, Maggie conducted a behavioral study to investigate rhythmic fluctuations in spatial attention. The project reaffirmed Maggie's enthusiasm for research. In pursuit of a service-oriented career, dedicated to helping the neurodiverse maximize their skill sets and navigate the neurotypical world, Maggie hopes to study overseas after graduation and continue her research. 

Outside of the classroom and lab, Maggie enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, writing, and visual arts.