Seminar – Karen Adolph, PhD – “Learning to Move and Moving to Learn”
March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Karen Adolph, PhD
New York University
About the Seminar: Motor behavior is foundational for learning and doing in the everyday environment. The most important thing infants acquire for functional motor action is behavioral flexibility—the ability to select appropriate actions from their repertoires, modify ongoing actions to suit local conditions, and construct new solutions on the fly. Learning to move is constrained and facilitated by infants’ growing bodies, the practical demands of their ever-expanding environments, and their caregivers’ expectations and child-rearing practices. Moreover, new ways of moving open up new opportunities for perception, cognition, and social interaction. This presentation will also describe the Databrary.org project to enable open sharing of research video, the PLAY (Play & Learning Across a Year) project to promote synergistic developmental science, and the Datavyu.org coding tool to enable researchers to glean the richness of their videos.
About the Speaker: Adolph received her Ph.D. from Emory University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She directs the Databrary Project and PLAY Project. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science and Past-President of the International Congress on Infant Studies. She received the Kurt Koffka Medal, the Cattell Sabbatical Award, APF Fantz Memorial Award, APA Boyd McCandless Award, ICIS Young Investigator Award, FIRST and MERIT awards from NICHD, and five teaching awards from NYU. She chaired the MFSR NIH study section and serves on the McDonnell Foundation advisory board and editorial boards of Developmental Psychobiology and Motor Learning & Development. Adolph has published 170+ articles and chapters. Her research on perceptual-motor learning and development has been continually funded by NIH since 1991.
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The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and NIH grant U54 HD090256.