PEN Distinguished Lecture Series

The PEN Distinguished Lecture Series in Educational Neuroscience was created in association with the Foundations Proseminar course for graduate students in the Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program. Since its inception, the series has grown!

The lecture series focuses on the intersection of the Science of Learning (learning across the lifespan) and Educational Neuroscience (learning across early life). Scientists and researchers who are pioneers in the fields of Cognitive-Educational Neuroscience, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and Child Development come to Gallaudet University's campus to talk about their research.

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All lectures are open to the public and are video recorded for online distribution.

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Visual recognition of faces and words: Two sides of the same brain?

Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Headshot of David Plaut
David Plaut

Current research in cognitive neuroscience on visual recognition of faces and words suggests that cognitive behavior is supported, not by dedicated modules, but by highly distributed and interactive cortical networks whose organization is strongly experience-dependent. Current studies suggest the partial co-mingling of face and word processing.