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Claudia Gaele

Research student

Lancaster University

Fylde College



Research overview

I'm interested in the relationship between learning and intrinsic curiosity, and how that relationship evolves throughout the lifespan. I'm also interested in how curiosity-driven semantic learning affects how we structurally process information. I am especially interested in how autistic people develop semantic obsessions, which are unique to this population, and how the obsessions affect their cognitive development.

Career Details

I have worked as a research assistant to Dr Francesca Branzi at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit of the University of Cambridge and to Dr Lacey Okonski and Dr Adan Martinez Cruz at the University of Umea and SLU.

Research Grants

PhD funded by NWSSDTP.