Adam Stone, Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto’s doctoral student, successfully defended his dissertation on Monday, June 5, 2017! His dissertation project is titled, “Neural Systems for Infant Sensitivity to Rhythmic-Temporal Patterning.” This milestone has many notable firsts:
- Stone is the first person in Gallaudet University’s Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program to defend his dissertation!
- Stone is the first of Dr. Petitto’s doctoral students in her Brain & Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2) to reach this milestone!
- Stone is the first student on the W. M. Keck Foundation (Petitto, PI; “Seeing the Rhythmic Temporal Beats of Human Language”) and NSF INSPIRE (Petitto, PI; “The RAVE Revolution for Children with Minimal Language Experience”, IIS-1547178) grants to defend his dissertation!
His public defense talk was also live-streamed on Facebook Live where it has received more than 2,900 views so far. Check it out on BL2’s Facebook page!