University of Rochester

Newscenter Home

Futurity Discover the future with news from leading research universities

University Communications

Faculty Experts Directory

High-resolution image
(please include photo credit)

Daphne Bavelier

Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Brain And Cognitive Sciences

Areas of expertise: Brain plasticity, deafness, American Sign Language, video games, vision, short term memory

Press contact:
Monique Patenaude
(585) 276-3693

Related Links:
Brain and Vision Lab

In the News
International experts to present latest child development research at SRCD's Biennial Meeting
March 12, 2015

Uloop News
Video Games: Please Enjoy Responsibly
February 11, 2015

Yakima Herald Republic
Research finds playing video games holds surprising advantages
February 10, 2015

Modesto Bee
Are video games good for you? New research suggests answer is yes
January 29, 2015

More In the News >>

News Releases

Video Games Lead to Faster Decisions that are No Less Accurate
September 10, 2010

Sign Language Study Shows Multiple Brain Regions Wired for Language
April 29, 2010

Action Video Games Improve Vision
March 26, 2009

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

Cognition Professor Selected as a Finalist for New York Academy of Sciences Award
July 23, 2008

Action Video Games Sharpen Vision 20 Percent
February 01, 2007

Short Term Memory's Effectiveness Influenced by Sight, Sound
August 31, 2004

Cognitive Sciences Professor Named to National Academy of Sciences
April 22, 2004

$2.7 Million to Create High-Tech Brain Imaging Center
October 30, 2003

Neuroscientist Studying Brain 'Plasticity' Wins Merck Award
July 07, 2003

Action-Based Video Games Enhance Visual Attention
July 07, 2003

More News Releases >>

Bavelier examines the effect of early-life altered experience on the functionality of the adult brain. For example, she investigates whether early deafness leads to changes in vision or whether early exposure to American Sign Language changes the cortical organization for language. Bavelier also study how videogame playing modifies visual skills.