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Richard Aslin

Director, Rochester Center For Brain Imaging
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Brain And Cognitive Sciences

Areas of expertise: Brain development, how infants learn

Press contact:
Monique Patenaude
(585) 276-3693

Related Links:
Richard Aslin Home Page
Rochester Baby Lab

In the News

Daily Princetonian
U. professor develops new technique to study infant brains
September 20, 2015
Making sense through order
December 16, 2014

Bend Bulletin
Think babies are just babbling? Their brains are hard at work;
July 24, 2014

Washington Post
Babies grasp speech before they utter their first word, a study finds
July 19, 2014

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News Releases

Richard Aslin Elected to National Academy of Sciences
May 01, 2013

Richard Aslin Elected Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society
November 13, 2012

Scientists Watch As Listener's Brain Predicts Speaker's Words
September 11, 2008

Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Named President of International Society on Infant Studies
April 14, 2008

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Aslin studies how infancts gather information about the external world without the benefit of an extensive base. His most recent work has been directed to the rapid statistical learning of events that occur simultaneously in time and space. This statistical learning enables adults, children, infants, and monkeys to group sounds and images based solely on the information contained within the sound stream or visual image. These examples of unsupervised statistical learning illustrate that it is likely to play an important role in many domains, with more specialized forms of learning building.