Annalysa Lovos

Graduate Student, Cognition & Neural Systems
Faculty Advisor: Jamie Edgin
Headshot - Annalysa Lovos

Charles P. Sonnet Space Sciences Building
119 H

She, Her, Hers
As an educator for 10 years, I became deeply interested in brain and cognitive development. As a PhD student in the CNS program, I now study cognitive development and the development of functional connectivity in typically and atypically developing adolescents and young adults.
Research Interests: 
  • Memory formation and maintenance and the effect of sleep disorders on memory.
  • Development of memory in children, including those with Down’s Syndrome, autism, or cognitive/behavioral disorders linked to maternal thyroid dysfunction.
  • Effect of sleep on memory, particularly sleep cycle variations in children and adults and how this may impact verbal and non-verbal memory.


  • Lovos, A.; Bottrill, K., Sakhon, S.; Egleson, Nyhuis, C.; L.; Luongo, A.; Murphy, M.; Thurman, A.; Abbeduto, L.; Lee, N.; Hughes, K., Edgin, J. 2021. Circadian Sleep-Activity Rhythm Across Ages in Down Syndrome. Brain Sciences, special issue: "Sleep Disorders in Intellectual Disability—From Bench to Bedside". 

In Press Publications:

  • Peng, M.; Lovos, A.; Bottrill, K.; Hughes, K.; Sampsel, M.; Abbeduto, L.; Lee, N.; Thurman, A.; Edgin, J. 2022. Extended trajectory of spatial memory errors in typical and atypical development. Hippocampus.


  • Lovos, A., Bottrill, K., Nyhuis, C., Kholsa, P., Mendoza, I., & Edgin, J. (April 2021). 24-hour Sleep-Wake Rhythms in Adolescents with Down Syndrome. 2021 Gatlinburg Conference. Kansas City, Kansas/virtual. 
  • Lovos, A., Leung, A., Saenz, J., Canale, C., & Edgin, J. (April 2023-Accepted). Hippocampal Subfield Volumes in Youth with Down Syndrome. 2023 Gatlinburg Conference. Kansas City, Kansas.

Courses Taught:

  • PSY 405 - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (2024)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 11/13/23


  • B.A. New College of California
  • M.A. New College of California