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
Moving our legs, hands, and other body parts shape our lives as we traverse our environments. Jessica Witt, Amy Cuddy, Susan Wagner Cook, and Ted Supalla share their research investigating how our bodies influence the way we see, feel, learn, and communicate. … More
A sample of new research exploring links between alpha-band oscillations and spatial attention and the role of iconicity in learning sign language… More
A sample of new research exploring statistical learning in speech segmentation and links between weight-related perceptions and long-term health outcomes… 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.