Tales from the Synapse is a 12-part podcast series produced in partnership with the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience. The series features brain scientists from all over the world who talk about their career journeys, collaborations and the societal impact of their research. In this episode, I-LABS faculty member Chantel Prat talks about her studies on the neuroscience of individual differences in … Read More
I-LABS Outreach Resources Now Available in Four Languages
Many of our I-LABS Outreach Resources are now available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali. We invite you to explore our new translated materials, including select modules, discussion guides, handouts, and infographics. Click here for resources in English Click here for resources in Spanish Click here for resources in Vietnamese Click here for resources in Somali
Andrew Meltzoff elected to National Academy of Education
I-LABS co-Director Andrew Meltzoff has been elected to the National Academy of Education (NAE). This prestigious group of scholars are selected for their impact on the field of education. The NAE is the nation’s highest scientific body in education sciences, often consulted by the White House, Congress, and others. Meltzoff is being recognized for his work on stereotypes about ‘who … Read More
New America blog shares I-LABS DLL research
New America is a think tank which focuses on public policy issues. Recently their Education Policy Program blogged about I-LABS research on dual-language learning (DLL) which strikes down common misconceptions about babies’ brain, cognitive and social development when learning more than one language. Thanks to the I-LABS Outreach team’s Beth Zack and Marley Jarvis whose presentation inspired this New America … Read More
Research Reveals How Gender Stereotypes Steer Girls Away From STEM Starting in First Grade
Women are underrepresented in STEM careers. A new publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that gendered stereotypes about these fields may be an early childhood contributor to this underrepresentation. I-LABS researchers found that many children as young as six already believe that boys are more interested in computer science and engineering than girls. This belief … Read More
Early Learning Nation Interview on Dual MEG Research
11/29/22 – Early Learning Nation Interview I-LABS co-Director Patricia Kuhl on Dual MEG Research.First-Ever Study Provides High-Tech Window on Mother-Child Brain Synchrony. I-LABS Collaborates with Japanese and Taiwanese Brain Scientists. Read the article here.
People of UW: I-LABS Chantel Prat
I-LABS faculty member Chantel Prat is featured in this People of UW story. Prat is not only a Professor in the Department of Psychology, but a lauded mentor, published author, fiercely proud parent, menagerie owner, and more, which you can read about here.
I-LABS research adapted for teen readership
The Science Journal for Kids and Teens has recently published I-LABS work on gender stereotypes, and how they negatively impact girls’ motivation to pursue computer science and engineering careers. The Journal’s goal is to adapt scientific articles that have already appeared in peer-reviewed publications, but make them more accessible to middle and high school audiences. They use easy-to-understand language, and develop PDF and YouTube resources to accompany them. … Read More
KC Lee comments on the soundscape experienced by pioneers
Auditory soundscape experienced by American pioneers may have contributed to mental health issues I-LABS faculty member and auditory neuroscientist Adrian KC Lee offers scientific rationale behind a new account of early settlers and the silence surrounding them in the vast landscape. This article describes the incidence of “prairie madness” among rural farm families in the Great Plains. Read the article here.
Chantel Prat to discuss her new book at Elliott Bay Books on Aug 3
Chantel Prat, who will be presenting her new book, The Neuroscience of You, at Elliott Bay Book company next week in conversation with Jevin West, author of Calling Bullshit, to celebrate the book’s launch. https://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/chantel-prat-jevin-west CSPAN Book TV will be filming the event. Chantel’s book has been nominated as a finalist for The Next Big Idea Club. From this list, … Read More
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