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November 2015

  • Batsheva Hada publishes a paper in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, a review of the literature on the development of motion perception.

October 2015

  • Olivier Collignon publishes a paper in Current Biology on auditory recruitment of visual areas after early visual deprivation.
  • Daphne Maurer talks at The Hospital for Sick Children at Berkeley's School of Optometry on critical periods in visual development. She also talks at Harvard on what synaesthesia can teach us about development.

September 2015

  • Xiaoqing Gao publishes a paper in Cognition on children's encoding of the underlying structure differentiating a group of faces.

August 2015

  • Marc Vida publishes a paper in Vision Research on the spatial frequencies adults use to differentiate faces from facial expressions.
  • Terri Lewis gives a talk at the meeting of the Lasker/IRRF Initiative on Amblyopia, which is writing a consensus document on the current understanding of amblyopia.

July 2015

  • Jennifer Walsh publishes a paper in Vision Research on norm-based coding of facial identity in adults with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Bat-sheva Hadad publishes a paper in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics on children's processing of occluded contours.
  • Daphne Maurer gives a talk at the meeting of the Lasker/IRRF Initiative on Amblyopia, which is writing a consensus document on the current understanding of amblyopia.

June 2015

  • At the meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Yi-Chuan Chen gives a talk on the effect of early visual deprivation on the later integration of audiovisual events, and Daphne Maurer gives a plenary address on critical periods in visual development.
  • Daphne Maurer receives the Donald O. Hebb Distinguished Contribution Award from the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science.

May 2015

  • At the meeting of the Vision Science Society, Xiaoqing Gao presents a poster on children's learning of statistical regularities in faces and Olivier Collignon gives a talk on auditory processing in visual areas in adults who suffered early visual deprivation.

April 2015

  • Daphne Maurer and Agnes Wong receive a grant from the CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research projects programme for their work on vision screening of preschool children.
  • Daphne Maurer gives a colloquim at the University of California, Davis on critical periods in visual development.

March 2015

  • Daphne Maurer gives a talk on crossmodal reorganization after early visual deprivation in a symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development.

December 2014

  • Daphne Maurer gives a colloquim at Indiana University on critical periods in visual development.

July 2014

  • At the meeting in Berlin of the International Society for Infant Studies:
    • Mark Vida, Larissa Vingillis-Jaremko, Laura Gibson, and Yi-Chuan Chen present posters.
    • Xiaoqing Gao gives a talk on the effects of preterm birth on the later development of sensitivity to facial expressions.
    • Terri Lewis presents a talk in the symposium honouring Janet Atkinson.
    • Daphne Maurer gives the presidential address, "What Atypical Adults can Teach Us about Development"

June 2014

  • At the meeting of the International Multisensory Forum in Amsterdam, David Shore presents a paper for Yi-Chuan Chen on the development of audiovisual integration and Daphne Maurer presents a paper on perceptual expertise in adults with synaesthesia.

May 2014

  • Mark Vida publishes a paper in Vision Research in Vision Research on changes during childhood in the turning of the brain to head orientation.
  • Julian Ghloum, Mark Vida, Yi-Chuan Chen, and Terri Lewis present posters at the meeting of the Vision Sciences Society in Naples.

March 2014

  • Daphne Maurer and Bernard Ho give a talk on music visualization at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and Daphne Maurer gives a talk about synaesthesia and education.
  • Daphne Maurer presents a talk on what synaesthesia teaches us about development at the University of Toronto

February 2014

  • Daphne Maurer publishes a paper with Janet Werker in Developmental Psychobiology comparing perceptual narrowing for faces versus speech. It appears in a special issue of Developmental Psychobiology on perceptual narrowing, edited by Daphne Maurer.

January 2014

  • Larissa Vingillis-Jaremko publishes a paper in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology on the effect of going to a single-sex school on judgments of attractiveness.
  • Adélaïde de Heering publishes a paper in the Developmental Psychology documenting deficits in face memory in patients treated for bilateral congenital cataract.

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