PEN Distinguished Lecture Series

The PEN Distinguished Lecture Series in Educational Neuroscience was created in association with the Foundations Proseminar course for graduate students in the Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program. Since its inception, the series has grown!

The lecture series focuses on the intersection of the Science of Learning (learning across the lifespan) and Educational Neuroscience (learning across early life). Scientists and researchers who are pioneers in the fields of Cognitive-Educational Neuroscience, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and Child Development come to Gallaudet University's campus to talk about their research.

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All lectures are open to the public and are video recorded for online distribution.

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Constraint-based Error Patterns in ASL Sentence Processing

Thursday, 03 April 2014

Error analysis of data from the American Sign Language Sentence Reproduction Test provides the opportunity to explore online processing in sign language. We have analyzed the data from 3 distinct groups of adult and younger signers from similar home backgrounds but who vary in ASL fluency. The analysis reveals that signers with different levels of competence and knowledge of ASL grammar make very different types of errors, and these errors provide insights into how they process ASL sentences. These results have implications for current models of working memory across spoken and signed modalities.