Sabine Huemer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Loyola Marymount University, UNH 4714
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA


Dr. Huemer received her PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, in spring of 2014. She is in her second year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Huemer research interests center around cognitive processes in autism and learning disorders. Past research includes an examination of reading ability and reading comprehension in autism and dyslexia and a series of functional and structural neuroimaging studies of children with autism. Studies in development will examine multisensory perception differences in autism and dyslexia.

Research Interest

Her research interest includes: Cognitive neuroscience, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning differences.

Scientific Activities


• Engaged Learning Grant Department of Psychology, Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles For Autism Spectrum Disorder class to attend Autism Speaks Walk Spring (2015)
• Associate Deans Fellowship School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine Winter (2009/2010) winter (2012/2013) winter (2013/2014)
• Graduate Summer Research GrantSchool of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine (2009,2010, 2011 2012)
• Incentive Fellowship School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine Fall (2008)


1. Huemer S, Kruggel F, Mann V, Gehricke J. Hearing ones name in autism spectrum disorder: a preliminary fMRI study.
2. Huemer S. Remembering vs. Knowing-The Self and Comprehension in Autism Spectrum Disorder (Doctoral Dissertation). 2014.
3. Huemer S, Mann V. A Comprehensive Profile of Decoding and Comprehension in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2010; 40: 484-493. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0892-3