Alexandra Key, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Hearing & Speech, Psychiatry

Dr. Key is a cognitive psychologist with extensive experience using event-related potentials (ERP) to investigate typical and atypical cognitive functioning across the lifespan.  Her research interests include identifying brain-based markers of risk for adverse outcomes and developing novel psychophysiological assessments of sensory and cognitive processes optimized for use in individuals who are unable or unmotivated to provide reliable behavioral responses. Several of Dr. Key’s ERP paradigms are currently used as outcome measures in behavioral and pharmacological treatment studies. She is an editorial board member and frequent reviewer for manuscripts and grants on cognitive neuroscience and developmental disabilities.