Members of Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto’s Brain & Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2) team traveled to San Diego to present their cutting-edge infant language research at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 2016, on November 14. The present research discussed the first-time integration of neuroimaging, thermal infrared imaging, and eye tracking to explore babies’ sensitivity to rhythmic-temporal patterning in human languages and discover biological markers of infants’ “readiness to learn.” More than 30,000 neuroscientists attended the annual meeting! Please click here to see our poster (PDF).

From left: Adam Stone, PhD Student, Educational Neuroscience; Prof./Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, scientific director, BL2; Geo Kartheiser, PhD Student, Educational Neuroscience; and Dr. Barbara Manini, W.M. Keck & NSF INSPIRE Postdoctoral Fellow. Two additional authors (not¬†pictured): Dr. Clifton Langdon, BL2 Assistant Director,¬†and Dr. Arcangelo Merla, Universita D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, Italy.