Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Émile Cohl

Émile Cohl (January 4, 1857January 20, 1938), born Émile Eugène Jean Louis Courtet, was a French caricaturist of the Incoherent Movement, cartoonist, and animator, called "The Father of the Animated Cartoon" and "The Oldest Parisian".

Portrait of young Émile Cohl

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cartoons could help spot Autism

Just when you thought cartoons have done it all, new research is showing that animations can help doctors spot autism as early as the few weeks to months of life. Read the article from the BBC here- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7966770.stm

"This line of research holds promise for development of new therapies based on redirecting visual attention in children with these disorders." - Thomas Insel, US National Institute of Mental Health