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Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Distinguished Lecture Series - Bedny

Nature and Nurture in Human Brain Development: Insights from Studies with Blind Individuals

Dr. Marina Bedny

Merrill Learning Center B-111

November 10, 2016
3:55 PM - 5:35 PM

How does a difference in sensory input change a person's development? 

Dr. Marina Bedny conducts fascinating research into how blindness affects brain organization, language, and the construction of abstract concepts.  For example, what do blind adults know about vision-related terms like “sparkling” and “flashing?” How do blind children acquire such concepts? Dr. Bedny's work uses brain imaging to ask these questions, revealing astounding insights about the nature of human perception and sensation.

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