Susan Rivera

Asst Professor

Departments

Center for Mind & Brain
MIND Institute - UCD Medical Center

Offices and Labs

174k Young Hall; 202 Cousteau Pl.
(530)747-3802

Degrees

1998 PhD Psychology University of California, Berkeley
1991 BA Psychology Indiana University

Department and Center Affiliations

Department of Psychology; Center for Mind and Brain; M.I.N.D. Institute

ProfessionalSocieties

Society for Neuroscience
Society for Research in Child Development
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Neuroscience

Specialties / Focus

Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Medical Neuroscience

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Psychology; Human Development

Labs

Neurocognitive Development Laboratory website
  • Nancie Zawaydeh -graduate student (Human Development; Eric Charles - graduate student (Psychology); Faraz Farzin - graduate student (Psychology); Melissa Henry - PGR/lab manager; Kami Koldewyn - graduate student (Neuroscience); Elizabeth Reynolds -PGR;

Teaching Interests

Developmental Neuroscience; Cognitive Development; and Numerical Representation and Reasoning.

Courses

PSC 146 Development of Memory
PSC 141 Cognitive Development
PSC 290 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (graduate seminar) (Spring)
PSC 212A Cognitive and Perceptual Development (Spring)

Publications

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  • Rivera, S.M. and Koldewyn, K. (in press). Unraveling the mystery of motion perception impairments in autism: Some further considerations. Current Psychology of Cognition.
  • Rivera, S.M., David, N., Henry, M.L., Adams, J., Barcellos, T., Brunberg, J.A. and Hagerman, R.J. (under review). Cerebellar dysfunction in older males with the fragile X premutation: An fMRI investigation.
  • Rivera, S.M., Reiss, A.L, Eckert, M.A., and Menon, V. (2005). Developmental changes in mental arithmetic: Evidence for increased functional specialization of the left inferior parietal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 15(5).
  • Hessl,D., Rivera, S.M., and Reiss, A.L. (2004) The Neuroanatomy and Neuroendocrinology of Fragile X Syndrome. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 10:17-24.
  • Langer, J., Rivera, S.M., Schlesinger, M., and Wakeley, A. (2002). Early Cognitive Development: Ontogeny and Phylogeny. In: Valsiner, J. & Connolly, K. (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Psychology. London: Sage.
  • Rivera, S.M., Menon, V., White, C.D., Glaser, B., Glover, G. and Reiss, A.L. (2002). Functional brain activation during arithmetic processing in females with fragile X Syndrome is related to FMR-1 protein expression. Human Brain Mapping.16(4),206-21
  • Mackenzie, K., Rivera, S.M., Menon, V., Reiss, A.L., and Glover, G. (2002). Arithmetic processing of incongruent arithmetic equations: A functional MRI study. Human Brain Mapping 16(2),119-30.
  • Menon V., Rivera S.M., White C.D., Glover G.H., Reiss A.L. (2000). Dissociating Prefrontal and Parietal Activation During Arithmetic Processing. Neuroimage, 12, (4), 357-365.
  • Menon V., Rivera S.M., White C.D., Eliez S., Glover G.H., Reiss A.L. (2000). Functional Optimization of Arithmetic Processing in Perfect Performers. Cognitive Brain Research, 9 (3) 343-345.
  • Rivera, S.M., Wakeley, A. & Langer, J. (1999). The drawbridge phenomenon: representational reasoning or perceptual preference? Developmental Psychology, v35(2), 427-435.