Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Margaret Guy

Name: Margaret Guy
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Coffey 121
Phone: 773-508-3023
Background Information
Post-Doctorate Fellowship(s):  University of South Carolina
Doctorate: University of Tennessee
Bachelors: University of Cincinnati
Classes Taught
PSYC 202 Neuroscience
PSYC 273 Developmental Psychology
Research Interests
My research interests are in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience with an emphasis on the development of attention, information processing, and recognition memory in typically developing infants and infants at increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I prefer an integrative approach to studying early development that includes: (1) behavioral measures, including visual look duration, looking preferences, and assessment of ASD risk; (2) psychophysiological measures, including event-related potentials (ERPs) and heart rate; and (3) neuroscience measures, including structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cortical source analysis. My primary research aims are to define the developmental trajectory of social and nonsocial information processing in infancy, to identify neural mechanisms contributing to differences in responses to social and nonsocial stimuli, and to determine overlap and divergence within the development of information processing across infants at low and high risk for ASD.
Selected Publications
Guy, M. W., Richards, J. E., Tonnsen, B. L., & Roberts, J. E. (2017). Neural correlates of face processing in etiologically-distinct 12-month-old infants at high-risk of autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2017.03.002
Guy, M. W., Reynolds, G. D., Mosteller, S., Dixon, K. C. (2017). The effects of stimulus symmetry on hierarchical processing in infancy. Developmental Psychobiology, 59, 279-290. DOI: 10.1002/dev.21486
Guy, M. W., Zieber, N., & Richards, J. E. (2016). The cortical development of specialized face processing in infancy. Child Development, 87(5), 1581-1600. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12543
Reynolds, G. D., Bahrick, L. E., Lickliter, R., & Guy, M.W. (2014). Neural correlates of intersensory processing in 5-month-old infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(3), 355-372. DOI: 10.1002/dev.21104
Guy, M.W., Reynolds, G. D., & Zhang, D. (2013). Visual attention to global and local stimulus properties in six-month-old infants: Individual differences and event-related potentials. Child Development, 84(4), 1392-1406. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12053
Reynolds, G. D., Zhang, D., & Guy, M.W. (2013). Infant attention to dynamic audiovisual stimuli: Look duration from 3 to 9 months of age. Infancy, 18(4), 554-577. DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-7078.2012.00134.x
Reynolds, G.D., & Guy, M.W. (2012). Brain-behavior relations in infancy: Integrative approaches to examining infant looking behavior and event-related potentials. Developmental Neuropsychology, 37(3), 210-225. DOI: 10.1080/87565641.2011.629703
Reynolds, G.D., Guy, M.W., & Zhang, D. (2011). Neural correlates of individual differences in infant visual attention and recognition memory. Infancy, 16(4), 368-391. DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-7078.2010.00060.x