Sarah Berger Awarded $375K Grant for Infant Sleep Study

Associate Professor Sarah Berger (GC/Staten Island, Psychology) has received a three-year, $375,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to examine the effect of sleep on motor learning in infancy — the first such study of its kind.  
The research will test the premise that sleep facilitates efficient motor learning in infancy, and will examine the effects of both napping and night sleep.
Berger will work in collaboration with the University of Haifa’s Anat Scher. The project is being supported by a new partnership between the NSF and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation; Berger and Scher are among the partnership’s first recipients.
Berger, an experimental psychologist with expertise in cognitive and motor development, is also the director of the Child Development Lab at the College of Staten Island.

Submitted on: FEB 19, 2016

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