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The Dynamics of Information Processing in Infants: Eye-tracking and Neuroimaging

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—Dr. Richard Aslin is a professor at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and Director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging.

His main research interest focuses on processes of rapid statistical (or implicit) learning by human infants, children, and adults and the neural mechanisms that underlie these processes. In particular, Dr. Aslin and his team have explored the question of how human infants gather information about the world without the benefit of an extensive base of knowledge that adults automatically bring to bear on perceptual, motor, cognitive, and language tasks.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson. 


Richard Aslin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
University of Rochester
Director, Rochester Center for Brain Imaging


Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 4:00pm


Campus Center 904-908, UMass Amherst


Free and open to the public