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ZenFest (photos and videos now available)

We are happy to announce "ZenFest", a One Day Event on Friday, May 20, 2016 to  commemorate the retirement of Dr. Zenon Pylyshyn (Board of Governors Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology), to honor him on his distinguished scholarly career, and thank him for his past leadership of the Center.

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Dr. Rochel Gelman recognized as one of 100 Eminent Behavioral and Brain Scientists in new book

Dr. Rochel Gelman is one of 100 scientists recognized in a new book, coming out soon titled “Scientists Making a Difference: One Hundred Eminent Behavioral and Brain Scientists Talk about Their Most Important Contributions”. 

Dr. Gelman is featured in Part IV. Development: How We Change Over Time, Chapter 43 "Gelman, Rochel.  Real Representations in Two Dimensions."

Congratulations to Dr. Dimitris Metaxas for being elevated to IEEE Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Dimitris Metaxas for being elevated to IEEE Fellow effective Jan 1 2016 for contributions to computer vision, medical image analysis, and sparse learning methods.

From IEEE: “Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.”

This is a great honor and achievement. Congratulations!

How to better detect social differences in autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is currently diagnosed, treated and tracked by observation alone. Subjective interpretation and symptoms-based treatments make all aspects of autism more an art than a science. At present, a diagnosis defined by issues with social interactions only accounts for the child’s reactions to prompts by an examiner, but provides no account on the roles of the examiner and the dyad as a whole in the final score labeling the child.

At the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Caroline Whyatt, the Postdoctoral Associate from Elizabeth Torres Lab presented work on the first steps towards correcting the current way to detect autism through the use of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)...

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