Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Dr. Quintin's research is designed to elucidate the trajectory of cognitive, socioemotional, and brain development throughout childhood and adolescence with a focus on music perception and cognition. Her work focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome, and employs a combination of cognitive-behavioral and neuroimaging methods and cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs. The overarching goal of her research is to produce results that can improve diagnostic procedures, education programs, community and family services, and mental health care for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Quintin conducted her doctoral research at Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University and her postdoctoral research at Stanford University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is child and adolescent neuropsychologist with a specialization in psychiatry (clinical license: Ordre des Psychologues du Québec).
Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychiatry, Stanford University
Ph.D., Neuropsychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
B.Sc., Psychology, McGill University
- Neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome
- Cognitive, social, and emotional development
- Life-span development
- Music perception and cognition
- Brain development (neuroimaging)
William Dawson Scholar Award, McGill University (2018)
Fragile X syndrome:
Quintin, E. M., Booil, J., Hall, S, S, Bruno, J. L. Chromik, L. C., Raman, M. M., Lightbody, A. A., Martin, A., & Reiss, A. L. (2015). The cognitive developmental profile associated with Fragile X syndrome: A longitudinal investigation of cognitive strengths and weaknesses through childhood and adolescence. Development and Psychopathology. EPub 1-13. doi:10.1017/S0954579415001200
Chromik, L. C.*, Quintin, E. M.*, Lepage, J. F., Hustyi, K. M., Lightbody, A. A., & Reiss, A. L. (2015). The influence of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention problems on social functioning in adolescents and young adults with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Attention Disorders. EPub, 1-8. doi:10.1177/1087054715571739 *The authors contributed equally to this work.
Bruno, J. L., Garrett, A., Quintin, E. M., Mazaika, P. K., & Reiss, A. L. (2014). Aberrant face and gaze habituation in fragile X syndrome. American Journal of Psychiatry. June 27 Epub. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.13111464.
Music and autism:
Quintin, E.M. Bhatara, A.K., Poissant, H., Fombonne, E., & Levitin, D. J. (2013). Processing of musical structure in high-functioning adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Child Neuropsychology, 19 (3), 250-275. Epub, 1-28. doi:10.1080/09297049.2011.653540
Bhatara, A. K.*, Quintin, E. M.*, Fombonne, E., & Levitin, D. J. (2013). Early sensitivity to sound and musical preferences and enjoyment in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 23(2), 100-108. doi:10.1037/a0033754 *The authors contributed equally to this work.
Quintin, E. M., Bhatara, A. K., Poissant, H., Fombonne, E., & Levitin, D. J. (2011). Emotion perception in music in high-functioning adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developemtal Disorders, 9 (41), 1240-1255. doi:10.1007/s10803-010-1146-0
Saggar, M., Quintin, E. M., Kienitz, E., Bott, N. T., Sun, Z., Hong, W. C., Chien, Y. H., Liu, Dougherty, R. F., Royalty, A., Hawthorne, G., & Reiss, A. L. (2015). Pictionary-based fMRI paradigm to study the neural correlates of spontaneous improvisation and figural creativity. Scientific Reports, EPub 5:10894, 1-11. doi:10.1038/srep10894.
Bott, N. T., Quintin, E.M., Saggar, M., Kienitz, E., N.T., Royalty, A., Hong, W. C., Liu, N., Chien, Y. H., Hawthorne, G., & Reiss, A. L. (2014). Creativity training enhances goal-directed attention and information processing. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 13, 120-8. doi:10.1016/j.tsc.2014.03.005