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Not Hard-Wired, but Plastic? - How a Child's Brain Adapted to Having a Sixth of it Removed

August 2, 2018
The amazing recovery of a child after having a sixth of his brain removed demonstrates just how plastic the brain can be! After having part of his right 'visual center' removed, the function of the removed area of the brain was located to the left hemisphere. In this article, Dr. Sabine Kastner discusses the amazing plasticity... Read more about Not Hard-Wired, but Plastic? - How a Child's Brain Adapted to Having a Sixth of it Removed

NAPL Kids Project at the Young Women's Conference in STEM

May 21, 2018

Team Kids had an amazing time meeting all those who attended the Young Women's Conference in STEM. The team had a great time showing budding scientists an eye-tracking demonstration and perceptual illusions that boggled their minds! We had a great time meeting you all, and we are looking forward to more activities with the Young Women's Conference in STEM! :)

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NAPL Kids Project at Littlebrook Elementary School Science Expo

May 18, 2018

Team Kids visited Littlebrook’s science lab class to take science beyond the textbooks! The team showed the children an eye tracking demo to give them a first-hand look at some of the tools used in our lab as part of the Kids Project! We had a great time meeting you all, and we are looking forward to more activities with Littlebrook's science lab class! :)

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NAPL Kids Project at Maurice Hawk School Science Fair

February 10, 2018
Team Kids visited the Maurice Hawk School Science Fair and had a great time telling families about the Kids Project. The team shared some articles from the Frontiers for Young Minds journal about the development of math and reading. We had a great time sharing our presentation and learning from the presentations of the rest of the young inquisitive minds!... Read more about NAPL Kids Project at Maurice Hawk School Science Fair

"The Developing Brain": Our project on a radio show!

May 8, 2017

Sabine Kastner will talk about our project on a radio show These Vibes are Too Cosmic tomorrow (May 9, 2017) at 6-8 pm, 103.3FM or WPRB.com. 

Below is from the announcement:

Tomorrow, we have special guest Sabine Kastner of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Sabine helped us understand memory and learning in our live performance back in February, but she visits tomorrow to focus on her newest project: how can we better understand the development of young brains? Sabine brings children into the research lab for MRI scans and psychological...
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