Sabrina

Contact Information

PhD candidate

School/Applied Child Psychology

McGill University

e-mail : sabrina.censi@mail.mcgill.ca

Research Interests

Sabrina’s research interests aim at assessing whether local lateral interactions operating within early cortical areas in high-functioning autism differ from neurotypical observers across different age groups. Although atypical local connectivity has been proposed in other sensory modalities in autism, we are using the visual system as an experimental model since its neuro-functional characteristics are relatively well-defined.

Keywords: autism, visual processing, neural interactions, development

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Parada M, Abdul-Ahad F, Censi S, Sparks L Pfaus JG (2011). Context alters the ability of clitoral stimulation to induce a sexually-conditioned partner preference in the rat. Hormones and Behavior, 59, 520-527.
  • Parada M, Chamas L, Censi S, Coria-Avila G & Pfaus JG (2010). Clitoral stimulation induces conditioned place preference and Fos activation in the rat. Hormones and Behavior, 57, 112-118.

Conference Poster Presentations (selected)

  • Censi S, Simard M, Mottron L, Saint-Amour D, Bertone A (2014). Assessing lateral interactions within the early visual areas of adults with autism. Vision Sciences Society, St Pete Beach, FL, USA.
  • Censi S, Simard, M., Mottron, L., Saint-Amour, D., Bertone, A. (2013). Assessing lateral interactions within the early visual areas of adults with autism. Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Fl.
  • Censi S, Simard, M., Mottron, L., Bertone, A., & Saint-Amour, D. (2012). A physiological assessment of local neural lateral interactions within early visual areas of adults with autism. Réseau Vision, Montreal, QC.
  • Censi S, Perreault A, Burack J, Mottron L & Bertone A (2012). Visual tilt discrimination in autism. The International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Toronto, Canada.
  • Parada M, Abdul Ahad F, Censi S & Pfaus JG (2010). Clitoral stimulation induces conditioned partner preference in the rat. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Toronto, Canada.
  • Parada M, Sparks L, Censi S & Pfaus JG (2010). Clitoral anesthetization influences the display of paced mating behaviour in the female rat. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA.
  • Parada M, Censi S & Pfaus JG (2009). Clitoral stimulation induces conditioned place preference but not conditioned partner preference in the rat. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, East Landsing, USA.
  • Parada M, Censi S, Sparks L, & Pfaus JG (2009). Clitoral and vaginocervical stimulation do not induce a conditioned partner preference in the rat. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, USA
  • Parada M, Chamas L, Censi S & Pfaus JG (2008). Clitoral stimulation induces fos activation in the rat brain. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, USA.