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Seeing Isn’t Required to Gesture Like a Native Speaker

A new study including blind and sighted participants suggests that gestural variations across languages do not emerge from watching other speakers make the gestures, but from learning the language itself. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring kinesthetic working memory, prenatal development and social trust in adolescence and adulthood, and implicit social biases in individuals with autism. ... More>


Observer Article

Thinking With Gestures

Gestures used in speech are more than random movements used for emphasis — they are integral to human learning and cognition, says APS President-Elect and William James Fellow Susan Goldin-Meadow. ... More>


Observer Article

Meet the APS Board for 2015–2016

C. Randy Gallistel begins his 1-year term as President of APS’s Board of Directors, while Susan Goldin-Meadow becomes President-Elect. Nancy Eisenberg is Immediate Past President. Dorthe Berntsen and Cindy M. Yee-Bradbury join the Board and will serve through 2018. ... More>


Observer Article

Overcoming the Classroom Environment

For most of our evolutionary history, humans have learned by trial, error, and observation — not by sitting in a classroom. To make the modern classroom more hospitable to learning, Caroline F. Keating suggests that teachers use specific techniques, such as standing instead of sitting and engaging with students outside the classroom. ... More>