Health

Linguistic expertise key to improving Deaf health research

For the past two years, Tim Riker, a lecturer of American Sign Language at Brown University's Center for Language Studies, has worked with a group of University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers to tackle a significant ...

Pediatrics

Many parents miss speech disorders in young kids

(HealthDay)—Many parents don't recognize the signs of speech and language problems in children, or don't know that early treatment is important, a new survey finds.

Neuroscience

Human brain tunes into visual rhythms in sign language

The human brain works in rhythms and cycles. These patterns occur at predictable frequencies that depend on what a person is doing and on what part of the brain is active during the behavior.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How human brains do language: One system, two channels

Contrary to popular belief, language is not limited to speech. In a recent study published in the journal PNAS, Northeastern University Prof. Iris Berent reveals that people also apply the rules of their spoken language to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Video: Babies are language sponges—even with sign language

Just like early exposure to any other language, early exposure to sign language will support learning language later, whether it's sign or spoken It's widely believed that the younger you are, the easier it will be for you ...

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