May 1, 2013
Richard Aslin, the William R. Kenan Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging at the University of Rochester, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Membership in the academy is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Aslin will be inducted into the academy next April during its 151st annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
This honor is richly deserved. Dick is a pioneer in the field of cognitive development,said Peter Lennie, provost and the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering.
His work has opened up a major new field and has transformed our understanding of how infants learn.
- Development of a scale for estimating procedural distress in the newborn intensive care unit: The Procedural Load Index. Early Hum Dev. In press. (2013 May 10).
- Searching for something familiar or novel: top-down attentional selection of specific items or object categories. J Cogn Neurosci. 25, 719-29. (2013 May 01).
- Modeling detection of 500-hertz tones in reproducible noise for listeners with sensorineural hearing loss. J Acoust Soc Am. 133, 3559. (2013 May 01).