I have been researching social neurocognition and perception in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for over 12 years. My current research is focused on the development of objective neurophysiological measures that index social impairment in children. To do so I employ experimental methods in quantitative EEG and infrared thermography to better understand the functional connectivity and thermal homeostasis of the engaged social brain in children with ASD. My interests in autism began when I was an undergraduate student working part-time in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). During that time, I developed a curiosity for how autism affects the brain, perception, and self-consciousness. My research program takes an interdisciplinary approach, cutting across the disciplines of developmental cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychobiology, experimental psychology, and computational science.
In 2013, I established the Social Neuroscience Lab located on the campus of IUPUC. Our lab conducts research using EEG, thermography, cognitive, behavioral, and psychophysics to better understand social function in ASD and typical development. You can visit our lab’s website at: https://www.socialneuroscienceiupuc.com/. We are always looking for motivated undergraduate students who want to get involved in high-level research.
- Postdoc, Dalhousie University, 2011-2013
- Postdoc, University of Miami, 2008-2010
- Ph.D., Florida International University, 2007
- B.A., Florida International University, 2011
- PSY B-320 Behavioral Neuroscience
- PSY B-340 Cognition
- PSY B-334 Perception
- PSY B-311 Research Methods
Awards & Activities
- Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Research, Scholarship, & Creativity Award, IUPUC, 2017
- Jayarathna, S., Jayawardana, Y., Jaime, M. & Thapaliya, S. (2019). Electroencephalogram (EEG) for delineating objective measure of autism spectrum disorder. In C. Chen and S. S. Cheung (Eds.), Computational models for biomedical reasoning and problem solving (pp. 34-65). IGI Global. Hershey, PA.
- Jaime, M., O’Driscoll, & Moore, C. (2016). Visual Discrimination of Delayed Self-Generated Movement Reveals the Temporal Limit of Proprioceptive–Visual Intermodal Integration. Consciousness and Cognition.
- Jaime, M., McMahon, C. M., Davidson, B. C., Newell, L. C., Mundy, P. C., & Henderson, H. A. (2015). Brief report: Reduced temporal-central alpha EEG coherence during joint attention in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 1477-1489.
- Jaime, M., Longard, J., & Moore, C. (2014). Developmental changes in visual-proprioceptive integration in children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 125, 1-12.
- Hileman, C., Henderson, H., Mundy, P., Newell, L., & Jaime, M. (2011). Developmental and individual differences on the P1 and N170 ERP components in children with and without autism. Developmental Neuropsychology, 36, 214-236.
- Jaime, M., Bahrick, L., & Lickliter, R. (2010). The critical role of temporal synchrony in the salience of intersensory redundancy during prenatal development. Infancy, 15, 1-22.
- Jaime, M., Lopez, J. P., & Lickliter, R. (2009). Bobwhite quail (colinus virginianus) hatchlings track the direction of human gaze. Animal Cognition, 12, 559-565.
- Jaime, M. & Lickliter, R. (2006). Prenatal exposure to temporal and spatial stimulus properties affects postnatal responsiveness to spatial contiguity in bobwhite quail chicks. Developmental Psychobiology, 48, 233-242.