Follow this page: RSS


News by month
Jan (1)FebMarApr (3)MayJun (1)JulAug (1)Sep (1)Oct (4)NovDec


Drs. Carla Abad, Rosalie Odean and Shannon Pruden recently published an article called: Sex differences in gains among Hispanic pre-kindergartners’ mental rotation skills. For more information please visit and download the article for free!

More information


Dr. Pruden has a new publication in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology entitled "Intersensory redundancy promotes infant detection of prosodic changes in infant-directed speech."

More information

The PLSD lab welcomes LaTreese Hall who will join our lab in Fall 2019 as a doctoral student in the Developmental Science program!

More information

Congratulations to Carlos Desme, post-bac research assistant in the PLSD lab who recently presented his amazing findings on participant confidence explaining sex differences in mental rotation. Way to go!

More information


Newest Lab Publication in Developmental Science!

Check out our newest PLSD lab publication with Vanessa Vieites, Anna Shusterman and Bethany Reeb-Sutherland: Using Hippocampal-Dependent Eyeblink Conditioning to Predict Individual Differences in Spatial Reorientation Strategies in 3- to 6-Year-Olds,


Congratulations to PLSD graduate student LaTreese Hall who was awarded a competitive 2-year FIU University Graduate School Diversity fellowship!

More information


Dr. Pruden received a 2 million dollar NICHD R01 grant, with Dr. Reeb-Sutherland, to study individual differences in children's spatial abilities using MRI and eyblink conditioning.

More information


The PLSD lab is currently seek a talented post-doctoral scholar with excellent writing and analytic skills, interested in gaining training and publishing skills while collaborating on an exciting new NICHD-funded study examining the neuroscience of spatial development. To apply, please email Dr. Pruden at with cover letter, CV, research statement, two representative publications and 3 names of referees.

More information

Post-bac Carlos Desme presents at SSHD and CDS conferences!

PLSD's post-bac student Carlos Desme presents his research examining direct and indirect effects of spatial activity, spatial anxiety and confidence on sex differences in mental rotation at SSHD and CDS conferences.

Congratulations to PLSD graduate student, Nelcida Garcia, on winning the Cognitive Development Society Diversity Award!

More information

Congratulations to Dr. Pruden for winning the 2019-2020 FIU College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE) Research Award.

More information