Faculty Research Colloquium: Dec. 5, 2013
Thursday, Dec. 5, 5:15 – 5:45 p.m., in Dunleavy 329
Donna Fisher-Thompson, professor of psychology, will present on “Selective Attention: Studying How Young Infants Think and Reason.”
Abstract: How do researchers study the perceptual and cognitive skills of infants? The methods used, and the implications and controversies that exist, will be described along with research being done on early attention skills. Careful analysis of how looking changes throughout the first year reveals that young infants use very simple strategies to focus their attention while simultaneously searching for things to look at.
The twofold purpose of the Faculty Research Colloquium is to showcase Niagara research and to foster conversations across departments and colleges. Each session features a brief presentation geared toward non-specialists. For more information please contact Dr. Pete Butera, Dr. Brian Bennett, or Dean Tim Ireland.