Cassie Eng

Ph.D. Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University with a focus in Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER) Training Fellow
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) Training Fellow
Email: cassonde@andrew.cmu.edu

Current Research at Carnegie Mellon University

August 2016-present

Advisors: Dr. Anna Fisher & Dr. Erik Thiessen

Cognitive Development Lab

Infant Language and Learning Lab

Developed an exercise-based interactive game to enhance cognition in 4- to 5-year-olds.
Using fNIRS to examine the short- and long-term associations between exercise-induced training, functional brain connectivity, cognitive control, and later verbal abilities in 4- to 5-year-olds
Modifying commercially available physically active video games in virtual reality to improve attention regulation in students Cassie with a sculpture she made out of electronic parts
Examining the impact of varying visual presentations in educational books on first and second graders’ developing reading, learning skills and understandings. Utilizing eye-tracking technology and SMI BeGaze Eyetracking Analysis Software to collect, extract, and analyze gaze shifts, blinks, saccades, fixations, and pupil dilation to investigate attention allocation of beginning readers
Investigated how to instill the practices of high quality adult-child interactions in interactive digital technologies to improve learning outcomes. Link