LEAP Fellow

Kaja Jasińska

Dr. Jasińska is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Laboratory at the University of Toronto (Applied Psychology and Human Development). Dr. Jasinska received her Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Toronto in 2013 and completed postdoctoral training at Haskins Laboratories in 2016. Dr. Jasińska studies the neural systems that support language, cognitive, and reading development using behavioral, genetic, and neuroimaging techniques. Her research aims to understand how experience (e.g. bilingualism) shapes neurocognitive development and learning, including in understudied environments with poverty-related risk (e.g. rural communities in West Africa).