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Dr. Patricia Kuhl on the developing brain

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Dr. Patricia KuhlHow does the brain learn and develop in its earliest stages? Find out on March 22 by joining us for Dr. Patricia Kuhl’s keynote speech at our Invest in Youth Breakfast.

Dr. Kuhl is internationally recognized for her research on early language and bilingual brain development, for pioneering brain measures on young children, and studies that show how young children learn.

Watch Dr. Kuhl’s TED Talk, “The linguistic genius of babies.”

Dr. Kuhl has presented her work at three White House conferences, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Rodin Academy and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Acoustical Society of America, the American Psychological Society and the Cognitive Science Society.

Some of her awards include the Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America, the Kenneth Craik Research Award from Cambridge University, the IPSEN Foundation’s Jean-Louis Signoret Neuropsychology Prize, the George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience, and the William James Lifetime Achievement award. In 2014, Dr. Kuhl was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Stockholm University. She is the co-author of “The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn.”

She is the Bezos Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning and is Co-Director of the University of Washington Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, Director of the University of Washington’s NSF Science of Learning Center, and Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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