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 EngagementLab AnnouncementsPolicy

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.
ISLAND Lab
March 2, 2018
Lab Announcements

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…
ISLAND Lab
March 2, 2018
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 the article out here: https://www.tuck.com/parents-guide-healthy-sleep/     
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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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Child DevelopmentHáblame BebéLanguage
February 22, 2018

Tus hijos podrán aprender a hablar español con esta app

'Háblame bebé' fue diseñada por la Universidad Internacional de la Florida y estará disponible de manera gratuita para iOS y Android a finales de este año. La herramienta le permite a los padres de familia seguir a diario el avance de sus hijos. El vídeo aqui.
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Child DevelopmentLanguage
December 4, 2017

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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Child DevelopmentResearch Methods
October 12, 2016

How a Focus on Rich Educated People Skews Brain Studies

In 1986, the social psychologist David Sears warned his colleagues that their habit of almost exclusively studying college students was producing a strange and skewed portrait of human nature. He was neither the first to make that critique, nor the last: Decades later, other psychologists noted that social sciences tended to focus on people from WEIRD societies—that is, Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic.…
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