Celeste Kidd was elated when she learned, in 2007, that she had been invited to interview for a PhD program at the University of Rochester. The talented 24-year-old linguistics major had applied to many of the country's top cognitive science departments, but among those, she had her eye fixed on UR's. There, she might have the chance to work with Richard Aslin, a nationally respected expert on infant learning, her area of research. Aslin had the right lab equipment, the right grants, and a reputation for supporting his students' interests even when it diverged from his own. Getting an interview in his department was "one of the most exciting moments of my life," Kidd remembers.
Sep-8-2017, 22:00:02 GMT