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Lynn K. Paul

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA, USA
Lynn K. Paul, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist at California Institute of Technology and an Associate Research Professor at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. Dr Paul's research is broadly focused on understanding the role that cortical connectivity plays in development of higher-order social cognition and the brain's capacity for reorganization during development. At Caltech, she directs research programs studying brain structure, cognition and social processing in dysgenesis of the corpus callosum and hemispherectomy. She also collaborates with Dr. Ralph Adolphs on studies of social processing and brain structure in adults with psychiatric diagnoses such as autism and anxiety disorders, as well as studies of individuals with congenital bilateral amygdala lesions. Dr. Paul is director of the Psychological Assessment for Research Laboratory at Caltech and principal investigator for the Psychological Assessment Core of the NIH-funded Conte Center for Social Decision Making. / Dr Paul was the founding president of the National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (NODCC), a not-for-profit that brings families, clinicians, and scientists together in the effort to improve quality of life for people with callosal disorders. She has co-authored two children's books about callosal agenesis: "ACC and Me" and "Emme and Me." / Finally, Dr Paul maintains a clinical psychology practice in Pasadena (L.K.Paul and Associates), where she sees adult outpatient psychotherapy clients and conducts neuropsychological assessments on individuals with callosal dysgenesis. Dr Paul received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology from the Department of Neurology, UCLA.