Juliana Acosta

Juliana Acosta


FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Bagner
M.S., Experimental Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
B.S., Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

Key Words

Early childhood preventive intervention

Research Interests

Juliana is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D program at FIU and a member of the Early Childhood Behavior Lab. She is broadly interested in the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions for infants and children with and at risk for developmental disabilities. Specifically, her interests include 1) the role of family functioning in child development, 2) influence of risk factors in early parent-child interactions, and 3) the identification of early markers of developmental delays or disorders, which can serve as screening tools leading to the implementation of effective, evidence-based interventions (at home and school settings) early in development.


1. Alomari, R., Fernandez, M., Banks, J., Acosta, J. ,& Tartar J. (2015). Acute stress dysregulates the LPP ERP response to emotional pictures and impairs sustained attention: time-sensitive effects. Brain Sciences, 5(2), 201-219.

2. Fernandez, M., Acosta, J., Douglass, K., Doshi, N., Tartar, J. (2014) Speaking two languages enhances an auditory but not visual neural marker of cognitive inhibition. AIMS Neuroscience, 1(2), 145-157.

3. Fernandez,M.,Tartar,J.,Padron,D.& Acosta,J.(2013). Neurophysiological marker of inhibition distinguishes language groups on a non-linguistic executive function test. Brain and Cognition. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2013.09.010.


1. Acosta J. (2014). Auditory but not Visual ERP Distinguish Bilinguals from Monolinguals on a Non-Linguisic No/No-Go Task. Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

2. Acosta, J. & Shaikh, A. (2013). Physiological Markers of Neural Inhibition in Bilinguals Compared to Monolinguals. South Florida STEM Conference, Miami, FL.

3. Acosta, J. (2012). Speaking two languages modifies neural inhibitory control. Psychology Graduate Series. Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL.

4. Fernandez, M.,Tartar, J., Padron, D., Harnisch,A., Pablos, J. ,Acosta, J. & Chocron, R. (2011). Bilingualism is linked to ERP measures of inhibition. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

5. Acosta J., Chocron, R. & Pablos, J. (2011). Cognitive inhibition in bilinguals vs. monolinguals. Undergraduate Student Symposium, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL.