Scientists have no hard evidence of how human language evolved, but Lila R. Gleitman illustrates some of the clues that can be gleaned from observing children as they develop their language skills. … More
Individuals’ bodies and their abilities to act within their environments shape their perceptions of their surroundings, says psychological scientist Jessica Witt, Colorado State University. Witt discussed the psychophysics experiments she’s conducted to demonstrate these perceptions during one of four presentations in a Presidential Symposium chaired by Susan Goldin-Meadow. … More
In the Fred A. Kavli Keynote Address at the 29th APS Annual Convention, APS Fellow Lila R.Gleitman shared her six decades of theoretical and empirical work on the remarkably sophisticated way that children acquire language. See the complete presentation.
A sample of new research exploring perceived misalignment between limb and body movement and links between schooling and children’s cognitive control… More
The Wall Street Journal: Any preschool teacher will tell you that young children learn through play, and some of the… More
Mashable: People once routinely brushed off bullying as a normal part of childhood that built character. Now we know with… More