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Neural and Behavioral Aspects of Early Language Development - 2002
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April 25, 2002
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Lipsett Auditorium, Building 10
This symposium presents important recent findings concerning the development of linguistic abilities in infants and young children. The speakers will describe research that uses behavioral, brain imaging, and computational methods to reveal basic principles of language development in hearing, deaf, and developmentally disabled children. At a broader level, their research provides new insights into the interplay of linguistic, perceptual, and motor development and into the nature and implications of neural plasticity.
Presenters and Abstracts:
|Patricia K. Kuhl Ph.D., University of Washington, WA||
Language "Mapping" by the Infant Brain: New Methods and Theoretical Principles
|Helen J. Neville, Ph.D., University of Oregon, OR||
Effects of Experience on the Development of the Language Systems of the Brain
|Laura-Ann Petitto, Ph.D., Dartmouth College, NH||
What Babies Need to Acquire Language: On Cortical Specificity and Cortical Plasticity in the Emergence of Language
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- National Institute on Aging
- Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Directions and Maps:
- Directions to the NIH Clinical Center
- Map of the first floor of the NIH Clinical Center (PDF)
- Visitor's campus map
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For more information, contact:
Judith Cooper, Ph.D.
Chief, Scientific Programs Branch
Division of Extramural Research
6120 Executive Boulevard
EPS-400-C MSC 7180
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-5061
Fax: (301) 402-6251
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