Dr. Enda Tan received his PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2021 under the supervision of Dr. Kiley Hamlin. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland. His research explores the building blocks of early social cognition and affective processes. His dissertation examined the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying infants’ responses to prosocial/antisocial scenarios using multiple psychophysiological measures, including electroencephalogram (EEG), electromyography (EMG), electrodermal activity (EDA), eye-tracking, and pupillometry. At the Child Development Lab, his research focuses on examining the neural correlates of action understanding and the long-term consequences of young children’s inhibited responses to social versus non-social novelty.


  • Ph.D
    Developmental Psychology
Research Methods
Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Eye tracking
Facial electromyography
Research Interests
Social Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Fear and Anxiety
Enda Tan
Child Development Lab, Benjamin Building
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
endatan [at] umd.edu