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Launch of Centre for Research in Human Development and Learning

Wednesday 21 September 2011, 1400-1800
Engineering Training Suite

Launch of Centre for Research in Human Development and Learning

Lancaster University Department of Psychology is pleased to announce the launch of CRHDL.

The Centre draws together researchers in human development and learning, and promotes excellence in research in development and learning at all life stages. The Centre will be inaugurated with an afternoon of talks and demonstrations of our research. We invite academics, educational and clinical practitioners, and parents to join us for its launch. Registration is free.

Programme

All the following will be in the Engineering Training Suite:

2:00pm Keynote lecture Professor Paul Harris (Harvard University) Do young children think like little scientists - or trusting disciples?
3:00pm Infancy Karen Mattock Language acquisition: The influence of the native language on tone perception
Dina Lew Spatial orientation: Developmental and comparative perspectives
3:30pm Tea
3:50pm Childhood Kate Cain Literacy and language: When comprehension breaks down
Melissa Allen and Charlie Lewis Autism and social learning
4:20pm Adulthood Stefan Vogt and Martine Turgeon Learning by observing and rhythmic entrainment
Sandra Sünram-Lea Neurodegeneration

A reception will follow at 5:00pm in the Whewell Building, with demonstrations of current research projects and poster presentations by graduate students and staff.

Registration

Attendance is free, but please email Jenny Harding to register.