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Richard Aslin

Director, Rochester Center For Brain Imaging
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Brain And Cognitive Sciences

Areas of expertise: Brain development, how infants learn

Press contact:
Susan Hagen
susan.hagen@rochester.edu
585.276.4061

Related Links:
Richard Aslin Home Page
Rochester Baby Lab


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UR professor inducted into National Academy of Sciences
May 27, 2014

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Richard Aslin Elected to National Academy of Sciences
May 01, 2013

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November 13, 2012

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Biography
Aslin studies how infancts gather information about the external world without the benefit of an extensive base. His most recent work has been directed to the rapid statistical learning of events that occur simultaneously in time and space. This statistical learning enables adults, children, infants, and monkeys to group sounds and images based solely on the information contained within the sound stream or visual image. These examples of unsupervised statistical learning illustrate that it is likely to play an important role in many domains, with more specialized forms of learning building.