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
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 American Academy of Arts & Sciences has elected APS Treasurer Roberta L. Klatzky, APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow J… More
Findings from a longitudinal study suggest that childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood… More
The interactions among children’s brains, bodies, and surrounding environments have tremendous effects on how they learn to speak and identify specific items in their field of view. APS Fellow Linda B. Smith shares her groundbreaking methods for examining these processes… More