Lecturer in Psychology


Ph.D., Indiana University

Field of Specialty

Developmental cognitive neuroscience and psychology.

Contact Information

Brown Social Science Center Brown 107

Teresa Vann Mitchell

I am a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and use a wide variety of techniques - EEG, eye tracking, behavior - to address how atypical development affects visual perception and cognition. I have conducted research with congenitally deaf individuals for many years with the goal of understanding how deafness changes visual functions in order to adapt to the absence of auditory input. More recently I have studied individuals with intellectual disabilities and individuals on the autism spectrum to better understand what factors affect their visual perception and attention.


Mitchell, Teresa Vann. "Category Selectivity of the N170 and the Role of Expertise in Deaf Signers." Hearing Research (2016). (forthcoming)

Mitchell, Teresa Vann, & Grossman, Ruth. "“Looking at faces: Eye gaze in individuals with autism”. In J. A. Frazier (Chair), Potential Biomarkers of Social Cognition in Autism and Schizophrenia." 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX. October, 2015.

Courses Taught

NPSY 196b Advanced Topics in Cognition
NPSY 199a Human Neuropsychology
PSYC 33a Developmental Psychology
PSYC 52a Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology