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Richard Aslin, PhD

Faculty Member

Center for Neurocognition and Behavior

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Language neurodevelopment in infants and children

Richard Aslin's research is focused on the development of perception, language, and learning in human infants. He uses both behavioral and neuroimaging methods to gain an understanding of developmental mechanisms. Although fMRI has exquisite spatial resolution, it is challenging to utilize with human infants, motivating the use of EEG and fNIRS and validating fNIRS by simultaneous collection with fMRI. He uses multivariate approaches and machine learning techniques with all three imaging modalities to gain insights into the functional development of the brain.




Richard Aslin is a Senior Research Scientist at the Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at Yale University. Before joining Yale in 2017, he was on the faculty at the University of Rochester for 33 years, where he established the Rochester BabyLab and was Director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging for 14 years. Aslin has published widely in several sub-areas of infant development, including perceptual and motor systems, speech and language acquisition, and statistical learning. In the past decade, Aslin has focused on extending his research from behavioral methods to neuroimaging measures using fMRI, EEG, and fNIRS. He is an avid cyclist.