Monday, November 21, 2011

November Cafe

We are excited to announce the final Science Cafe for the Fall 2011 series. On Tuesday, November 22, 7pm at the Pittsford Plaza Barnes and Noble's Community Room, we will have a talk by Dr. Richard Aslin from the University of Rochester"

"The brain and cognitive science of early child development:
How smart is your baby (and how can you tell)?"

Dr. Richard Aslin
William R. Kenan Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science
Director, Rochester Center for Brain Imaging
November 22, 7pm
Pittsford Plaza Barnes and Noble

Richard Aslin received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in child psychology and has been a professor of psychology and then of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester since 1984. His research examines the perceptual and learning abilities of infants and young children using detailed measures of where they look when viewing complex visual stimuli and how their brain responds to both visual and auditory (language) structures. His research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and by the McDonnell Foundation. In 2006 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2010 was awarded an honorary degree from Uppsala University (Sweden).

We look forward to seeing everyone there! As always, ASL
interpretation will be available and refreshments provided for all of
our guests, thanks to NASA. We'll be off in December, but resume
from January-May, with a whole new series of talks spanning the scientific world.