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ISSN: 2375-4494

Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
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Michelle Hoogenhout

Applied Cognitive Science and Experimental Neuropsychology Team, Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa


I went on to complete an MA and Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Cape Town. My research focuses on social communication and behavior in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. In particular, I am interested in the physiological and genetic processes that shape social communication skills. I am currently doing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cape Town and Red Cross Children’s hospital, where I am working on a multinational study on the genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders in African populations.

Young Children Display Contagious Yawning When Looking at the Eyes

Although contagious yawning occurs commonly in adulthood, previous studies reported it to be uncommon in children below 4-5 years. However, these studies did not regulate eye contact, a factor that can induce contagious yawning. We therefore investigated whether a cue to make eye contact would influence contagious yawning, particularly in young chi... Read More»

Michelle Hoogenhout, Kirsten van der Straaten, Lea-Ann Pileggi and Susan Malcolm-Smith

Research Article: J Child Adolesc Behav 2013, 1: 101

DOI: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000101

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