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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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