VS Alum Featured on NPR’s Science Friday

Elise Piazza, a graduate of Berkeley Optometry’s Vision Science program is receiving good media coverage for her recent paper in Current Biology.

Dr. Piazza earned her PhD in 2015, and is currently an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton’s Neuroscience Institute.

Elise’s dissertation research, with Professors Michael Silver and Martin Banks, investigated how factors like recent context and multisensory learning impact what we consciously perceive in the visual world. As a postdoc at Princeton she is studying how the brain extracts crucial patterns from complex sounds to facilitate communication, especially in the context of early language learning.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/mother-uses-similar-tone-babies-no-matter-language/
https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/a-lesson-in-the-language-of-baby-talk/

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