Members of the Petitto Brain & Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2) traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to attend and present at the “Shining Light on Child Brain Development” fNIRS Workshop at the University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) on April 10-11, 2017, organized by Dr. Ioulia Kovelman.

Dr. Barbara Manini (Petitto’s Keck/NSF INSPIRE postdoctoral fellow) and Adam Stone (Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience – PEN – doctoral candidate and Petitto’s graduate student) presented ongoing BL2 work in integrating fNIRS, thermal IR imaging, and eye tracking to study higher cognition and language acquisition in infants: “New Directions in the Study of High Cognition and Emotion in Infant Learning: A Novel Lens from Combined fNIRS Neural and┬áThermal IR Imaging” (additional authors: Arcangelo Merla, Laura-Ann Petitto).

Dr. Clifton Langdon (BL2 Assistant Director and PEN Assistant Professor), Geo Kartheiser (PEN doctoral candidate and Petitto’s graduate student), and Bradley White (PEN doctoral student and Langdon’s graduate student) also attended. We are grateful to Dr. Kovelman and her CHGD team for organizing┬ásuch a fantastic workshop!

 

At our fNIRS workshop dinner.