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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

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

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
UR professor inducted into National Academy of Sciences
May 27, 2014

The New York Times Magazine
We Didn't Eat the Marshmallow. The Marshmallow Ate Us.
January 10, 2014
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March 02, 2013

Guam Pacific Daily News
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December 01, 2012

Inside Higher Education
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October 21, 2012

CBS News
New "marshmallow test" suggests trust matters
October 16, 2012

USA Today
Updated marshmallow test offers insight on kids delayed gratification
October 16, 2012

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
University of Rochester adds new twist to 'marshmallow experiment'
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June 25, 2012

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June 01, 2012

Brisbane Courier-Mail
a pushy parent has little effect
May 25, 2012

Slate Magazine
An Uh, Er, Um Essay
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Some pauses are, um, kinda important
May 04, 2011
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April 25, 2011

USA Today
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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.