In February, renowned neuroscientist Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto made a revolutionary declaration to an audience of scientists, educators, and policymakers at a prestigious National Science Foundation event: Signed languages are biologically equivalent to spoken languages and are a biological necessity for young deaf children.
Victoria Mousley, a research assistant to Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto in her Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2) at Gallaudet University, has won a prestigious scholarship for young leaders.
Below is a selection of VL2 center publications and conference presentations that support the research in Gallaudet University President Bobbi Cordano's recent statement about the importance of early ASL/English bilingual language learning.
Updates from VL2 and its hubs appeared in a "Research at Gallaudet" newsletter released in advance of the University's Research Expo on March 24, in which the Center will participate and showcase its latest research and translation projects.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Science of Learning Center for Visual Language and Visual Learning, VL2, at Gallaudet University will participate in the prestigious Network for the Science of Learning Awardees Meeting on February 8-10. This event is hosted by NSF to celebrate the foundation’s Science of Learning Center program’s decade of supporting revolutionary research into the brain and how humans learn.