President Cordano Tours BL2
January 21, 2016
Gallaudet University President Bobbi Cordano visited the Brain and Language Laboratory, BL2, on December 4, 2015, to learn more about ongoing research into bilingualism and the brain.
BL2 students and scientists introduce themselves to Gallaudet University President Bobbi Cordano.
President Cordano speaks with BL2 scientists and students, including BL2 Scientific Director Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto (center) and postdoctoral trainee researcher Dr. Barbara Manini (to right of Dr. Petitto).
President Cordano talks with BL2 scientists and students, including BL2 Scientific Director Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto (center).
President Cordano views the Analysis Station, where researchers analyze data collected in fNIRS neuroimaging, genetic, and behavioral languages studies.
Graduate intern Bradley White presents part of the tour of BL2 to President Cordano. Cordano also viewed the nearby Digital Recording Studio, where scientists study language in a natural, child-friendly play setting in which children can interact with each other and parents.
Dr. Clifton Langdon, assistant professor in the Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience Program, tells President Cordano about the fNIRS Brain Imaging Laboratory and Eye-Tracking Laboratory, where researchers use state-of-the-art equipment to collect data about brain activity, visual attention, and various aspects of language acquisition and production.
President Cordano returns to the Digital Recording Studio for a group picture with the BL2 team after the tour.