The Center for Language Acquisition is pleased to announce an upcoming invited lecture:

Daniel Casasanto
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Experience and Cognition Laboratory, The University of Chicago
“Whorfian Psychophysics: Testing linguistic relativity without using language”

Date and Time: Wednesday, February, 25th, 2015 from 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Foster Auditorium

The lecture describes a psychophysical paradigm developed to ask Whorfian questions without using words in the stimuli responses, illustrating that experience with language can play a causal role in shaping nonlinguistic mental representations.  (The full abstract can be found on the attached flyer.)

Daniel Casasanto is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and director of the Experience and Cognition Laboratory. He studies cognitive diversity across cultures, using methods ranging from observing children at play to brain imaging and neuro-stimulation. Casasanto has received multiple awards, including the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health, a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, and the Association for Psychological Science’s Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. He has authored over 100 scientific publications, and is a founding editor of Language and Cognition, an interdisciplinary journal from Cambridge University Press.

For more info about this lecture, contact Hyunjin Jinna Kim,