The Self-Taught Vocabulary of Homesigning Deaf Children Supports Universal Constraints on Language
Researchers compared how young homesigners—deaf children without access to an established sign language—and English-, Spanish-, and Chinese-speaking adults describe the use of tools such as paintbrushes and knives.
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on theory-of-mind development in deaf children, male variability in cooperation, hypnosis and visual tasks, attitude formation, early training and musical skills, whether children prioritize saving animals, and the use of moral language in the U.S. Congress.
Brains of Congenitally Deaf Reveal Plasticity of Auditory Cortex
Neuroimaging involving people born deaf shows the pliability in the brain area that processes auditory information.
Third International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication
The Third International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication will be held June 14–17, 2015, in Linkoping, Sweden. For more information visit www.chscom2015.se.
Language and Perception – Insights from Psychological Science
New research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines the nuanced relationship between language and different types of perception. Bilingual Infants Can Tell Unfamiliar Languages Apart Speaking more than one
Language May Play Key Role In Learning Number Meanings
RedOrbit: New research conducted with deaf people in Nicaragua shows that language may play an important role in learning the meanings of numbers. Field studies by University of Chicago psychologist Susan Goldin-Meadow and a team