Dr. Brito has recently published a new article

This is the first study to examine dual language and socioeconomic status (SES) differences in both structural brain and cognitive development in a sample of 562 participants (281 monolingual users and 281 dual-language users) ages 3-20 years.  Bilingualism has been associated with different patterns of brain development than monolingualism, and some studies have even reported differences between bilinguals and monolinguals…

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Join Dr. Brito at a Neuroscience and Policy Panel!

Our panel brings together neuroscience and psychology researchers, philosophers, and practitioners to discuss how to Bridge the Gap to answer questions at the intersection of science and social policy. Date and time: Monday, March 12, 6 – 7:30 pm Location: NYU Meyer Hall, 4 Washington Place, Room 121 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridging-the-gap-neuroscience-inequality-social-policy-tickets-43419748637?aff=efbeventtix Read more.

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Congratulations Dr. Brito! – named Rising Star by Association for Psychological Science

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) has named Natalie Brito, assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, an APS Rising Star.  The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career whose innovative work has advanced the field and signals potential for continued contribution.  Brito investigates how social and cultural contexts (poverty and multilingualism) shape…

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Your 2-Year-Old Is Full of Potential. Here’s How to Develop It.

For such a wealthy nation, the United States isn’t an easy place to raise a child. Employers are not required to provide paid maternity (or paternity) leave. Child care is hard to come by or prohibitively expensive. This week, we’ve been publishing a slew of stories that outline the exact contours of this problem and provide a convincing argument for why government…

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