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Dr. Ilaria Berteletti, director of the Numeracy and Educational Neuroscience Lab, and doctoral students SaraBeth Sullivan (Program in Educational Neuroscience) and Lucas Lancaster (Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences) have published a research paper in the Journal for Numerical Cognition titled “The unexplored role of handshape similarity in processing numbers on the hands”.
This paper investigates the role of hand shape similarity in processing numerical information presented on the hands. The researchers found that pairs of hand shapes sharing more features were harder to recognize than pairs sharing less features and that this interacted with numerical processing. The study, carried out with adults hearing non-signers and Deaf native ASL signers, brings empirical evidence in support of educational strategies working on maximising the ability to recognize hand shapes when teaching numbers on the hands.
With this paper as a starting point, it is hoped that more developmental, evidence-based training and intervention studies will be carried out to understand how to optimally support the recognition of numerical meaning conveyed on the hands. The preprint is currently published on PsyArxiv.
President Cordano has written a thoughtful article, Connecting Visually through Sign Language and Dreams for a Post-Covid World, in the Concordia Language Villages WorldView blog. she writes that humanity thrives on connection, and at the core of that connection is language. She then says that while many deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind people experienced...
Brad Hermes has been named the first Deaf senior financial leader in Gallaudet’s 157-year history, in the newly-formed role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Said President Cordano in her announcement on July 14, “Brad brings to Gallaudet an impressive and proven track record, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to Gallaudet’s mission.” Brad comes...
Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, ’93, Special Assistant to the Provost for Research and Engagement, is one of three authors of a research letter in the July 15 edition of the Journal of Internal Medicine. They propose that there is a second pathway to COVID-19 infection: self-infection to the lungs via one’s one speech. An NIH researcher...
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