Melissa Allman vita

Assistant Professor

PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cardiff University, UK, 2005
BS, Psychology, Honors, University of Nottingham, UK, 2001

Research Statement

From the dual perspective of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, I am principally interested in time perception processes in the brain, and the correspondence to cognition and behavior, particularly as this relates to development, developmental disabilities, and psychopathology. I direct the TIME - Time in Mental Experience - lab which is focused on infant, child and adult internal representations of duration and temporal structure. I am interested in how our sensitivity for, and ability to think about time develops, and the correspondence to other aspects of cognition (e.g., episodic memory, planning). I am particularly interested in how distortions in timing might be related to certain psychological disorders of perception, behavior and cognition.

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Selected Publications

  • Allman, M. J., & Meck, W. H.
    Pathophysiological distortions in time perception and timed performance
    2012, Brain, 135:656-677
  • Allman, M. J., Pelphrey, K. A., & Meck, W. H.
    Developmental neuroscience of time and number: Implications for autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities
    2012, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6:7
  • Allman, M. J., DeLeon, I. G., & Wearden, J. H.
    Psychophysical assessment of timing in individuals with autism
    2012, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 116:165-178
  • DeLeon, I. G., Gregory, M. K., Frank-Crawford, M. A., Allman, M. J., Wilke, A. E., Carreau-Webster, A. B., & Triggs, M. M.
    Examination of the influence of contingency on changes in reinforcer value
    2012, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44:543-558
  • Allman, M. J.
    Deficits in temporal processing associated with autistic disorder
    2012, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 5:
  • Edgin, J.O., Mason, G., Allman, M. J., Capone, G., DeLeon, I., Maslen, C., Reeves, R.H., Sherman, S., and & Nadel L.
    Development and validation of the Arizona Cognitive test battery for Down Syndrome
    2012, Journal of Neurodevelopmental disorders, 2:149-164
  • Allman, M. J., DeLeon, I. G., Cataldo, M. F., Holland, P. C., & Johnson, A. W.
    Learning processes affecting human decision-making: An assessment of reinforcer-selective Pavlovian-to-Instrumental transfer following reinforcer devaluation
    2012, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36:402-408
  • DeLeon, I. G., Frank, M. A., Gregory, M. K. & Allman, M. J.
    On the correspondence between preference assessment outcomes and progressive-ratio schedule assessments of stimulus value
    2012, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42:729-733
  • Allman, M. J., & DeLeon, I. G.
    No time like the present: Time perception in autism. In A.C. Giordano & V. A. Lombardi (Eds.)
    2012, Causes and risks for Autism65-76
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