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My field of interest is motor control defined as an area of natural science exploring how the nervous system interacts with other body parts and the environment to produce purposeful, coordinated actions. In particular, I have been involved in the development of the equilibrium-point hypothesis and uncontrolled manifold hypothesis using experimental studies of motor coordination during standing, stepping, reaching, and multi-digit (pressing and prehensile) tasks.

Dr. McEwen received his A.B. in chemistry from Oberlin College in 1959 and his Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller in 1964. He was a United States Public Health Service Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Neurobiology in Göteborg, Sweden, from 1964 to 1965 and an assistant professor in zoology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. McEwen returned to Rockefeller in 1966 as assistant professor. He was appointed associate professor in 1971 and professor and head of laboratory in 1981 and was named Alfred E. Mirsky Professor in 1999.

Eve Marder is the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience in the Biology Department of Brandeis University. Marder was President of the Society for Neuroscience in 2008. Marder is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Biophysical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received the Miriam Salpeter Memorial Award for Women in Neuroscience, the W.F. Gerard Prize from the Society for Neuroscience, the Gruber Award in Neuroscience, the George A.

Distinguished psycholinguist Elissa Newport – Professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Director of its Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, and Principal Investigator within theLearning and Development Lab – will be giving a series of three lectures, generously supported by Dave Baggett.

Distinguished psycholinguist Elissa Newport – Professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Director of its Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, and Principal Investigator within theLearning and Development Lab – will be giving a series of three lectures, generously supported by Dave Baggett.

Elissa Newport

Distinguished psycholinguist Elissa Newport – Professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Director of its Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, and Principal Investigator within the Learning and Development Lab – will be giving a series of three lectures, generously supported by Dave Baggett.

Anne Christophe

Children who are in the process of acquiring their mother tongue have to learn its words, its phonology, and its syntax. For each of these domains, knowledge in other domains would help. For instance, since syntactic structure spells out the relationships between words in a sentence, it is reasonable to assume that children need to have access to words and their meanings in order to learn about syntax. On the other hand, learning word meanings would be greatly facilitated if children had access to some aspects of syntactic structure (Gleitman, 1990).

Steve Krashen

TLPL and the Multilingual Research Center present a talk by Stephen Krashen, “Compelling Comprehensible Input,” October 27, 2014, 2 - 4 pm, Stamp Student Union, Prince George's Room.

1. Catherine Doughty (CASL): Hi-Lab, the measurement of language aptitude, and ATI studies

2. Megan Masters: Predictors and pathways to proficiency

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