Tag: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Steven Piantadosi, an assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, was recognized as one of this year’s outstanding psychological scientists in the early stages of their post-PhD research career.
University researchers show that primates — like humans — have the ability to distinguish between large and small quantities of objects, irrespective of the surface area those objects occupy.
A new study by vision scientists finds that children with poor vision see vast and lasting improvement in their peripheral vision after only eight hours of playing kid-friendly video games.
Linguists estimate that by the end of this century, half of the 7,000 languages currently in use around the world will have vanished. Rochester scholars join the race—and to train a new generation of scholars—to document the world’s linguistic diversity before it’s too late.
Numerous studies have found that playing action video games such as “Call of Duty” helps cognitive functioning. Brain and cognitive sciences professor Daphne Bavelier explains how shooting zombies can enhance brain skills. / Scientific American
A self-reinforcing cycle of large brains, early birth, vulnerable infants, and intelligent parents is at the center of a novel model of human intelligence developed by brain and cognitive science researchers.
Though few adults in the room can resist oohing and aww-ing, little Amelia is not there to be fawned over. She’s there to work. Researchers at the UR’s Baby Lab want to know what she’s thinking, what she’s learned so far in her young life, and how she learned it.