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Read stories from the media about the National Science Foundation and Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning, and its resource hubs and people. 

Ed Week covers VL2 Knowledge Festival

Ed Week covers VL2 Knowledge Festival  

Education Week reporter Sarah Sparks writes about the VL2 Knowledge Festival on May 9, 2016, and the information our presenters shared about research findings on bilingualism, early exposure to language, and how learning a sign language early supports learning language later, whether signed or spoken.
The Verge features VL2's work on tools to provide early language exposure

The Verge features VL2's work on tools to provide early language exposure  

The Verge, in a video story about making a hearing-centric world more accessible, looks at VL2 and Motion Light Lab's work on "using motion capture technology and interactive apps to ensure that children who are deaf are exposed to language at an early age."
Petitto featured on CNN’s “Vital Signs” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Petitto featured on CNN’s “Vital Signs” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta  

Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto was featured in a recent video story on CNN's Vital Signs entitled "Neuroscientist's quest to understand language."
NPR zeroes in on ML2's motion capture work

NPR zeroes in on ML2's motion capture work  

National Public Radio's All Tech Considered section visited the Motion Light Lab, a resource hub of VL2, to learn more about how Creative Director Melissa Malzkuhn and her team are using motion capture to develop 3-D signing avatars.
Technical.ly DC explores ML2's work on bilingual storybook apps

Technical.ly DC explores ML2's work on bilingual storybook apps  

Technical.ly, a news website geared to technologists and entrepreneurs, in its DC section wrote about the Motion Light Lab's work on bilingual storybook apps for young visual learners. The Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging is cited as the generator of research findings upon which the apps are constructed.
Petitto gives lecture in Hong Kong on benefits of bilingualism

Petitto gives lecture in Hong Kong on benefits of bilingualism  

The South China Morning Post published an article about Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto's lecture marking the launch of the University of Hong Kong's Science of Learning Center in February 2015.
Digital Journal interviews Melissa Malzkuhn

Digital Journal interviews Melissa Malzkuhn  

Digital Journal sat down with Motion Light Lab Creative Director Melissa Malzkuhn to ask her about the VL2 Storybook Apps. Malzkuhn, also Digital Innovation and Media Strategies Manager for VL2, talked about the process of developing the bilingual ASL/English apps and the role The Baobab is playing in research taking place in the Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging.
Petitto quoted in BBC article on prenatal language learning

Petitto quoted in BBC article on prenatal language learning  

The BBC published an article about research evidence that humans start learning language before they are born. Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto explains how rhythm enables us to break language into its component parts, which are the building blocks infants use to build a language.