About Megan

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Megan earned her B.S. in Psychology from Indiana University – Purdue University, Columbus in May 2016. Prior to starting graduate school, Megan worked as an undergraduate research assistant for the Early Sensory Experiences Lab (PI: Mark Jaime) and as a mental health technician at the Columbus Behavioral Center for Children and Adolescents. Megan entered the Developmental Science doctoral program at FIU in Fall 2016. Her broad research interests include phenomenal consciousness, multisensory social perception and motor development. Specifically, she seeks to understand more about the interplay between motor experience and the development of implicit self-awareness in infants and non-human primates.

  • Publications:
    Taylor, M.A., & Jaime, M. (In Preparation). Children’s discrimination of body action in first-person videos.

    • Presentations:
      Pavon, N., Taylor, M.A., Fajardo, M.E., Coxe, S., Michel, G.F., & Nelson, E.L. (2017, November). Developmental trajectories for fully role-differentiated bimanual manipulation in infants. Poster to be presented at the 50th meeting of the International Society on Developmental Psychobiology, Washington, D.C., USA.

      Taylor, M.A., Seidler, A.T., Simpson, E.A., Ferrari, P.F., Sclafani, V., Suomi, S.J., Konidaris, G.D., & Nelson, E.L. (2017, November). Patterns of reaching in infant rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Poster to be presented at the 50th meeting of the International Society on Developmental Psychobiology, Washington, D.C., USA.

      Seidler, A.T., Taylor, M.A., Simpson, E.A., Suomi, S.J., Konidaris, G.D., & Nelson, E.L. (2017, March). Reaching kinematics in infant rhesus monkeys Macaca mulatta. Poster presented at the Conference for Undergraduate Research at Florida International University in Miami, FL. Download poster

      Taylor, M.A., & Nelson, E.L. (2017, February). Laterality in Colombian spider monkey infants (Ateles fusciceps rufiventris). Poster presented at the South Florida Primatology annual meeting in Loxahatchee, FL. Download poster

      Taylor, M.A., & Jaime, M. (2016, November). Developmental differences in children's self-recognition of optic flow. Poster presented at the 49th meeting of the International Society on Developmental Psychobiology, San Diego, California, USA. Download poster

      Taylor, M.A., Brinkers, C., & Jaime, M. (2016, June). Children’s discrimination of body action in self-generated first-person videos. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Chicago, Illinois.

      Taylor, M.A. (2016, April). Recognition of first-person action in children II: exploring early knowledge of optic flow with body movement. Poster presented at the Annual Conference hosted by the Office of Student Research at Indiana University- Purdue University, Columbus, IN.

      Taylor, M.A. (2015, November). Recognition of the first-person experience in children. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

      Jaime, M. & Taylor, M.A. (2015, June). Recognition of subjective action in children. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, Canada.

      Taylor, M.A. (2015, April). Recognition of subjective action in children. Poster presented at the Annual Conference hosted by the Office of Student Research at Indiana University- Purdue University, Columbus, IN.

      Taylor, M.A. (2014, November). Recognition of first-person-action in typically developing children and children on the Autism Spectrum. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.