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For Immediate Release
November 16, 2010
Haskins Laboratories hosts ScienceWriters2010 tour
NEW HAVEN — The annual ScienceWriters2010 meeting (www.sciencewriters2010.org) took place from November 5-9, 2010 on the campus of Yale University. On Monday, November 8, Haskins Laboratories hosted a tour of its research and facilities for a group of approximately 60 science writers. ScienceWriters2010 combines the National Association of Science Writers Annual Workshops and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing’s New Horizons in Science Briefings®.
The tour, led by Philip Rubin, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and a senior scientist at Haskins Laboratories and adjunct professor in the Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology, at the Yale University School of Medicine, featured the work of many Haskins researchers. Examples include:
• Heather Bortfeld and Martijn Baart: NIRS (near-infrared spectroscopy) and neuroimaging
• Dave Braze and Donald Shankweiler: eye movement laboratory for speech and reading research
• Beth Eaton, Michael D’Angelo, Anne Stutzman: Yale Reading Center and the “mock” fMRI scanner
• Steve Frost and Philip Rubin: sinewave speech synthesis
• Julia Irwin: Haskins Child Language Studies overview
• Takayuki Ito, David Ostry: robotic articulator manipulator for studying sensory-auditory interactions
• Nicole Landi and Pete Molfese: EEG and neuroimaging in children’s research on language
• Einar Mencl, Steven Frost and Ken Pugh: neuroimaging research at Haskins Laboratories
• Tine Mooshammer: EMA (Electromagnetic Articulograph) for imaging speech production
• Gordon Ramsay: the fluid dynamics of speech production, and the anechoic chamber
• Philip Rubin: Pattern Playback demonstration and “Talking Heads” presentation
• Christine Shadle: the aeroacoustics of frication and speech production
• Mark Tiede, Khalil Iskarous, Doug Whalen: the Haskins Optically-Corrected Ultrasound System
• Martha Tyrone and Hosung Nam: Vicon motion tracking system used in sign language research
The tour also included a viewing of Mindsets, the current art show at the Gallery@Haskins. Organized and curated by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, this show features work based on interpretations and collaborations between artists and the scientists at Haskins Laboratories.
Haskins Laboratories was founded in 1935 by the late Dr. Caryl P. Haskins. This independent research institute has been in New Haven, Connecticut since 1970 when it formalized affiliations with Yale University and the University of Connecticut. The Laboratories’ primary research focus is on the science of the spoken and written word.
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