The Jones Lab studies typical and atypical social brain development and is based at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology as well as the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain in the Psychiatry Department at Weill Cornell Medicine. Our lab uses a variety of technologies including functional MRI, wearable devices and eye tracking in order to examine the neural systems in the brain that drive social behavior and how these systems change across age.

News from the Jones Lab


April 2019

Research assistants from the Jones Lab and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain celebrated National Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd at the New York Presbyterian and Columbia University Autism Awareness Community Outreach Fair.

March 2019

Rebecca Jones spoke about the lab’s work at the Autism Science Foundation Day of Learning.

You can watch Dr. Jones’ presentation, as well as the other talks from the Day of Learning, here.

February 2019

Our work on reducing head motion during fMRI and our work on the use of LENA in children with Autism were both featured in Spectrum. Check it out here and here.


January 2019

Rebecca Jones spoke about Autism at Caveat on Wednesday, January 9th, as part of their “A Lot on the Mind” series.

December 2018

The Jones Lab was featured in a Spectrum article asking early-career autism researchers to summarize their work in a one-minute video pitch. Check it out here.