Community Engagement

At Home Resources for Kids

It's tough keeping kids entertained and busy when stuck at home all day, but luckily, the internet is full of informative, entertaining resources for children. Many museums are providing access to virtual visits and activities! Zoos and aquariums have set up cameras for kids to visit the animals online. Kids can take online classes to learn while they can't in…
Natalie Brito
April 1, 2020
Community Engagement

How to Talk to Children about Coronavirus

This time is filled with uncertainty and fear, and it can feel especially daunting for parents with young children who may not understand what is happening in the world right now. See links below. PBS's guide to Covid19 for Parents:  Good examples set by your children's favorite TV shows! NYTimes Guide for Parents: Remember to take care of yourself too!…
Natalie Brito
March 23, 2020
Lab Announcements

High School Junior and ISLAND RA Caitlin Rogoff wins Walter Kass Memorial Award

Caitlin Rogoff is a currently a junior in high school at Mamaroneck High School in Westchester and worked over the summer with ISLAND lab. Over the weekend, Caitlin attended the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair and presented a poster on a project she worked on over the summer. At the fair, she was awarded the Walter Kass Memorial Award for Excellence in Behavioral…
Natalie Brito
March 25, 2019
Child DevelopmentFood For ThoughtLab AnnouncementsUncategorized

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…
Natalie Brito
August 15, 2018
Community Engagement
April 1, 2020

At Home Resources for Kids

It's tough keeping kids entertained and busy when stuck at home all day, but luckily, the internet is full of informative, entertaining resources for children. Many museums are providing access to virtual visits and activities! Zoos and aquariums have set up cameras for kids to visit the animals online. Kids can take online classes to learn while they can't in…
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Community Engagement
March 23, 2020

How to Talk to Children about Coronavirus

This time is filled with uncertainty and fear, and it can feel especially daunting for parents with young children who may not understand what is happening in the world right now. See links below. PBS's guide to Covid19 for Parents:  Good examples set by your children's favorite TV shows! NYTimes Guide for Parents: Remember to take care of yourself too!…
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AdventureChild DevelopmentFood For Thought
February 4, 2019

Dr. Brito Weighs in on the Debate: Should Toddlers Be Using Knives?

Click to read this interesting article from Inside Edition  and see what Dr. Brito had to say about toddlers and young children using knives in the kitchen!
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Child DevelopmentFood For ThoughtLab AnnouncementsUncategorized
August 15, 2018

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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Child DevelopmentFood For Thought
July 25, 2018

Parent’s Guide to Healthy Sleep from Tuck.com

Tuck.com has written an article about how important sleep is for infants and children of different ages. Check out the article here    
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Child DevelopmentHáblame Bebé
April 11, 2018

Háblame Bebé was featured on Noticias Telemundo!

Watch the video here! You can download the app for FREE at https://tinyurl.com/ybln8abf(Apple) or https://tinyurl.com/ycvz26wu (Google Play).      
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Child DevelopmentLanguage
March 19, 2018

Watch Dr. Brito Talk About the Importance of Art Education on Science Goes to the Movies!

Watch Professor Natalie Brito on Science Goes to the Movies talk about Netflix's "Julie's Greenroom" and the impact of arts education on early cognitive development! Watch it here: http://www.cuny.tv/show/sciencegoestothemovies/PR2006758
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Community EngagementLab AnnouncementsPolicy
March 2, 2018

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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