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Alexa Mousley
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I am passionate about understanding brain organisation as it relates to behaviour, learning, and cognition in childhood. I am especially interested in the early emergence of structural brain organisation, which I currently research using generative network modelling techniques with neonates. The aim of my PhD is to explore the brain-behaviour relationship in neurodiverse populations in order to better understand developmental trajectories.


I am supervised by Duncan Astle (4D Lab) and advised by Joni Holmes (Cognition, Education, & Emotions Lab). My studies are funded by the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Before Cambridge, I received my BA in neuroscience and behaviour with a minor in education at Vassar College, NY, USA.

CBSU publications
MITCHELL, D.J., Mousley, A. L.S., Shafto, M.A., Cam-CAN., DUNCAN, J. (2022) Neural contributions to reduced fluid intelligence across the adult lifespan, Journal of Neuroscience, 43(2):293-307 [Open Access]