Adam Naples, PhD

Yale School of Medicine


Adam Naples, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine. As a researcher at Yale he has co-authored papers on autism, reading disability and genetics and developed novel experimental methods for studying brain activity during live and simulated social interactions. Dr. Naples received his B.S from Cornell University, his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University, and post-doctoral training at the Yale Child Study Center. He has also been active in the mentoring and training of graduate and undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows. His primary research interests are understanding the neural and cognitive mechanisms that lead to variability in developmental disorders.

BRAIN Funded Projects

Profiling auditory sensitivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Specifying the exact nature of auditory processing disturbances in autism

Recent & Selected Publications

Hirsch J, Zhang X, Noah JA, et al. Neural correlates of eye contact and social function in autism spectrum disorder. PLoS One. 2022;17(11):e0265798. Published 2022 Nov 9. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0265798 Read abstract

Tsang T, Naples AJ, Barney EC, et al. Attention Allocation During Exploration of Visual Arrays in ASD: Results from the ABC-CT Feasibility Study [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jun 3]. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022;10.1007/s10803-022-05569-0. doi:10.1007/s10803-022-05569-0 Read abstract

Naples AJ, Foss-Feig JH, Wolf JM, Srihari VH, McPartland JC. Predictability modulates neural response to eye contact in ASD. Mol Autism. 2022;13(1):42. Published 2022 Oct 29. doi:10.1186/s13229-022-00519-0 Read abstract

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