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Professor in Psychology, University of Florida

Dr. Scott leads an innovative program of laboratory-based experimental research at the University of Florida. Her work utilizes a multimethod approach to understanding how infants, children, and adults attend, perceive and learn about the visual world. Her research uses measures of behavior, eye-tracking, and EEG to better understand learning and neural specialization over time and across development. Dr. Scott's work lies at the intersection of developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, social perception, and early childhood education. Dr. Scott is currently a Jacobs Foundation Learning Sciences Exchange International Fellow, she was awarded the Women in Cognitive Science Leadership Award in 2018, she held the University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Science’s Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Term Professorship from 2018-2019 and was a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow in 2014. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 2011, including a CAREER Award, and has had funding from the National Institutes of Health and from the US Army Research Institute for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has published in interdisciplinary journals including: Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Child Development, Neuropsychologia, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science, and Infancy. Dr. Scott is a member of the United Faculty of Florida’s UF Bargaining Team and is currently working to improve policies, support systems, and resources for women and minoritized groups at the University of Florida.


  • 2019–present
    Professor, University of Florida


  • 2004 
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Ph.D.