Monday, December 12, 2011

Gally Opens new Research Lab

Gallaudet University has opened a new brain and language laboratory. The facility is designed to study how people learn and share language. Director Laura-Ann Petitto, a cognitive and developmental neuroscientist, says the goal of the lab, dubbed BL2, is "to investigate new scientific questions and to make significant discoveries in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and children's language development." BL2 includes one of the world's most advanced brain imaging systems. The fNIRS can track the movement of blood in the brain of someone as the person reacts to various stimuli.