I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital, working with Dr. Charles Nelson. I earned my PhD in Neuroscience from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Saxe.




Publications and Resources
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Richardson, H., Saxe, R. (under review). Development of Predictive Responses in Theory of Mind Brain Regions. [Preprint].

Richardson, H., Koster-Hale, J., Caselli, N., Magid, R., Benedict, R., Olson, H., Pyers, J., Saxe, R. (under review). How Language Facilitates Theory of Mind Development: Behavioral and FMRI Evidence from Individuals with Delayed Access to Language.  [Preprint; Materials and Plans]

Richardson, H. (2018). Development of Brain Networks for Social Functions: Confirmatory Analyses in a Large Open Source Dataset. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. [PDF]

Richardson, H., Lisandrelli, G., Riobueno-Naylor, A., Saxe, R. (2018). Development of the social brain from age three to twelve years. Nature Communications, 9(1), 1027. [Behavioral Theory of Mind Battery; fMRI Data; PDF; MIT News Press Release]

Kliemann, D., Richardson, H., Anzellotti, S., Ayyash, D., Haskins, A., Gabrieli, J., Saxe, R. (2018). Cortical responses to dynamic emotional facial expressions generalize across stimuli, and are sensitive to task-relevance, in adults with and without Autism. Cortex. [PDF]

Koster-Hale, J.*, Richardson, H.*, Velez-Alicea, N., Asaba, M., Young, L., Saxe, R. (2017). Mentalizing regions represent continuous, abstract dimensions of others’ beliefs. Neuroimage. (*joint first authorship) [Exp. 1 Stimuli; Exp. 2 StimuliPDF]

Deen, B., Richardson, H., Dilks, D., Takahashi, A., Keil, B., Wald, L., Kanwisher, N., Saxe, R. (2017). Category-sensitive visual cortex in human infants. Nature Communications. [PDF]

Richardson, H. and Saxe, R. (2016). Using MRI to study developmental change in Theory of Mind. In Social Cognition: Development Across the Life Span.

Lane, C., Kanjlia, S., Richardson, H., Fulton, A., Omaki, A., Bedny, M. (2016) Reduced left-lateralization of language in congenitally blind individuals. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. [PDF]

Bedny, M., Richardson, H., Saxe, R. (2015). “Visual” cortex responds to spoken language in blind children. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(33), 11674-11681. [PDF]

Koldewyn, K., Yendiki, A., Weigelt, S., Gweon, H., Julian, J., Richardson, H., Malloy, C., Saxe, R., Fischl, B., Kanwisher, N. (2014). Differences in the right inferior longitudinal fasciculus but no general disruption of white matter tracts in children with autism spectrum disorder. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201324037. [PDF]

 Richardson, H.L., Baker, C.L., Tenenbaum, J.B., & Saxe, R.R. (2012). The Development of Joint Belief-Desire Inferences. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 923-928). [PDF]

Richardson, H. (2012). New Discoveries about the Developing Brain. Future Reflections, 31 (1). [LINK]

For a dynamic list of publications, please check my Google Scholar profile.

For resources and analysis plans, please see my profile on the Open Science Framework (OSF).