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Gallaudet's PEN program’s Fac and Grad Students attend the 2017 Society for Neuroscience Conference.

November 13, 2017

Photo (from left to right): Lauren Berger (Dr. Clifton Langdon’s PEN student), Emily Kubicek (Dr. Lorna Quandt’s PEN student), SaraBeth Sullivan (Dr. Ilaria Berteletti’s PEN student), Geo Kartheiser (Professor Laura-Ann Petitto’s PEN student), Professor Laura-Ann Petitto, Dr. Barbara Manini (Professor Laura-Ann Petitto’s Postdoctoral Researcher), Dr. Clifton Langdon, and Dr. Lorna Quandt.


Professor Petitto and team presented a poster, Evidence of maturational processes in the linguistic brain (fNIRS) and psychological-emotional (Thermal IR) responses in hearing infants to signing virtual humans, at this year’s Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Manini, B., Kartheiser, G., Stone, A., Merla, A., & Petitto, L.A. (November 2017). Evidence of maturational processes in the linguistic brain (fNIRS) and psychological-emotional (Thermal IR) responses in hearing infants to signing virtual humans. Poster, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

To view the poster, please click here.


Geo Kartheiser also presented a poster with preliminary results from his dissertation work with his Primary Advisor, Professor Laura-Ann Petitto.

Kartheiser, G. & Petitto, L.A. (November 2017). The impact of age of language exposure on spatial working memory using fNIRS neuroimaging. Poster, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

To learn more about his preliminary findings, please click here.

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