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Dominic Trevisan, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Dominic Trevisan, PhD


Dominic Trevisan is a Hilibrand Postdoctoral Fellow in the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine. After receiving his B.A. in Psychology from Humboldt State University, he completed both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Simon Fraser University. Dominic's key research interests are in how emotions are processed differently in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). His work explores how people with ASD identify, express, and regulate one's own emotions, and how they perceive emotions in others. His work investigates the physiological bases of atypical emotion processing using electroencephalography (EEG) and facial expression analysis. A working theory is that emotion processing differences in ASD may be due to impaired "interoception," defined as "conscious and subconscious processing by which the nervous system senses, interprets, and integrates signals originating from one’s own body."

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Simon Fraser University, Educational Psychology (2018)
  • MS
    Simon Fraser University, Educational Psychology (2014)
  • BA
    Humboldt State University, Psychology (2011)

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