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Action & Brain Lab

The Action & Brain Lab investigates how sign language experience impacts spatial processing, and how action-related and language-related brain systems interact with one another in the context of sign language.
The Action & Brain Lab (ABL) investigates the neural substrates of action perception related to visual language and visual learning. ABL was founded by Dr. Lorna Quandt in early 2… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/labs/brain-and-language-lab-2/

The Adorable Robot That’s Helping Deaf Children Communicate

WIRED features a video and print story about the Robot AVatar thermal-Enhanced (RAVE) learning tool prototype developed by Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto and a team at Gallaudet University in collaboration with Yale, the University of Southern California, and Ital…
Click here to view the corresponding video story.  The Wide-Eyed Robot Teaching Deaf Children To Communicate THIS KID DOESN’T know it, but he’s kind of a big deal. Sitting in … http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/news/vl2-news/wired-article/

Dr. Melissa Herzig

Dr. Melissa Herzig is Co-founder and Assistant Director of the PEN Program.
Dr. Melissa Herzig is Co-founder and Assistant Director for the Gallaudet University PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program and Scientific Director of the Translation for th… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/pen-program/pen-faculty/melissa-herzig/

Dr. Thomas Allen

Dr. Thomas Allen is Co-founder, Program Director and Program Professor in the PEN Program.
He is the NSF-Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center called Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) Center Co-Principal Investigator, and also directs the Early Educati… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/pen-program/pen-faculty/dr-thomas-allen/

Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto

The PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program was founded at Gallaudet University by Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto (Chair, PEN Steering Committee and PEN Program Professor), a leading cognitive neuroscientist who first helped create the discipline of Educatio…
Dr. Petitto pioneered the creation of the PEN program, which she built with Dr. Thomas Allen (Program Director, PEN) and Dr. Melissa Herzig (Assistant Program Director, PEN). Dr. P… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/pen-program/pen-faculty/laura-ann-petitto/

VL2 graduate students and esteemed neuroscientist honored with Gallaudet University awards

Two Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) graduate students and an esteemed collaborating professor of Gallaudet University’s Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program were honored for their research and professional contributions during the Uni…
Adam Stone, Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto’s doctoral student in Gallaudet University’s Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program and a graduate research assistant in Dr. Petitto’s Br… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/news/announcements/vl2-graduate-school-awardees/

VL2 launches two awards in PhD in educational neuroscience program

Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) is excited to announce the initiation of two awards in our PhD in Educational Neuroscience program at Gallaudet University:
PhD in Educational Neuroscience Outstanding Research Award  PhD in Educational Neuroscience Outstanding Research-Based Translation Award VL2 will identify one outstanding st… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/news/announcements/phd-awards/